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Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians

Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians
Including their Private Life, Government, Laws, Art, Manufactures, Religion, and Early History
3 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology

  • Date Published: September 2013
  • availability: Out of stock in print form with no current plan to reprint
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108066464

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About the Authors
  • A pioneer of British Egyptology, Sir John Gardner Wilkinson (1797–1875) first travelled to Egypt in 1821, the year before Champollion published his breakthrough work on the Rosetta Stone. As public interest in Egypt grew, Wilkinson studied and sketched the country's major archaeological sites, most notably the tombs of Thebes. His Topography of Thebes and General View of Egypt (1835) and Modern Egypt and Thebes (1843) are also reissued in this series. This well-illustrated three-volume work, first published in 1837, remained for over a century a key text on the lives of ancient Egyptians. Writing in a popular genre that was normally focused on contemporary societies, Wilkinson addresses areas ranging from daily life to funerary beliefs. His imaginative approach underpinned the book's considerable success. The coverage includes physical and human geography, architecture, diet, music, hunting techniques, decorative arts, and the building and decoration of monuments.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108066464
    • length: 1402 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 164 x 84 mm
    • weight: 1.77kg
    • contains: 432 b/w illus. 6 colour illus.
    • availability: Out of stock in print form with no current plan to reprint
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    List and explanation of the plates
    1. Egypt, the land of Ham or Khem
    2. History of Egypt and list of kings
    3. Egypt properly so called. Volume 2: List and explanation of the plates
    4. The other members of the second caste
    5. Houses of the Egyptians
    6. Apartments for guests
    7. Vases. Volume 3: List and explanations of plates
    8. The hyaena caught in a trap
    9. Fall of Egyptian art
    10. Style of art.

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    John Gardner Wilkinson

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