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This superbly illustrated book is a major addition to our knowledge of Ancient Egypt. Although there is a wealth of literature on the kings of Ancient Egypt, on the history of their reigns, and on their temples and pyramids they built, very little has been written about the ordinary people and their way of life. Drawing on a wealth of evidence, physical as well as literary and artistic, the author of this fascinating book provides us with a rare insight into everyday life in Ancient Egypt. The book recreates the life of the Ancient Egyptian from conception and birth to death and burial. It looks at the life of everyday farmers, fishermen, and hunters; the working methods of artisans and builders; the work of artists and scribes; the role of priests and healers; and the achievements of budding scientists, mummificators and physicians. The position of women in society is discussed in detail, as is fashion, care of the body and the risks to which women were exposed in pregnancy and childbirth. Other hazards of living in Ancient Egypt are also discussed, including the frequent outbreaks of epidemics, the high incidence of endemic disease, the high infant mortality and the growing problems of hygiene and sanitation. The text is complemented by Werner Forman's superb photographs, many taken specially for the book, depicting artefacts, works of art and scenes of life in ancient Egypt, as recorded in tomb reliefs and paintings and on papyri.
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- Date Published: November 1992
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521440936
- length: 279 pages
- dimensions: 288 x 216 x 27 mm
- weight: 1.42kg
- contains: 90 b/w illus. 200 colour illus.
- availability: Unavailable - out of print January 1994
Table of Contents
1. The start of life
2. Carefree childhood
3. Education and learning
4. Courtship and entertainment
5. Marriage and the standing of women
6. Homes and communities
7. Dress, adornment and body care
8. The bounty of the black earth
9. Stockbreeding and the hunt
10. The ancient Egyptians' diet
11. Craftsmen at work
12. Immortality through art
13. Quarries, boats and pyramids
14. Builders of the royal tombs
15. The fortunes of war
16. Administrators and managers
17. Inside the temples
18. The scribes of the houses of life
19. For every malady a cure
20. ...Whence no traveller returns
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