Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

Book Details

Author  Kasia Szpakowska
Publisher  Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date   December 17, 2007
ISBN  1405118563
Pages  256

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Description

Using the life of a young girl and her family as a model, this book recreates the daily life of the middle-class residents of the ancient town of Lahun during Egypt’s Middle Kingdom period. This perfect snapshot in time has been painstakingly recreated using recently published textual data and archaeological findings.

  • Provides an illuminating and engaging re-construction of what daily life was like in ancient Egypt
  • Describes the main issues of everyday life in the town - from education, work, and food preparation to religious rituals, healing techniques, marriages, births, and deaths
  • Authentically recreated through the use of recently published textual data and archaeological findings directly from the settlement of Lahun and other sites
  • Includes photographs and illustrations of actual artifacts from the settlement of Lahun

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