Tomb Builders of the Pharaohs

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Author  Morris Bierbrier
Publisher  British Museum Press
Publication Date   November 1, 1982
ISBN  0714180440
Pages  160

Description

Little is known of the everyday lives of ordinary people in ancient Egypt, but excavations at the village of Deir el-Medina have provided a unique opportunity to reconstruct the daily life of one particular group-the workmen who built the tombs of the pharaohs in the nearby Valley of the Kings.
The Tomb-Builders of the Pharaohs brings to life the people who lived and died at Deir el-Medina over three thousand years ago: their loves and hates, disputes and scandals, work and leisure. The author carried out extensive research on the tomb-builders and draws on the thousands of documents, letters, literary texts, and drawings found at Deir el-Medina to give a fascinating and intimate glimpse of life in the village.

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