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Short Description for Life in Ancient Egypt The most thoroughly detailed account -- including material not found in more recent books -- of domestic life, religion, magic, medicine, commerce, and more in ancient Egypt. Illustrations include tomb paintings, carvings, more.
- Published: 25 April 1998
- Format: Paperback 597 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780486226323 ISBN 10: 0486226328
- Sales rank: 1,075,478
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What was it like to live in the ancient land watered by the Nile, thousands of years before Christ was born? How did a man earn his living, what did he wear, where did he go in his leisure time? What was the relationship between an ordinary Egyptian and his government, his wife, his children? Was life for him grim or gay, difficult or easy, reverent or worldly? Did his people travel, explore, conquer? Were they very much different from those of the other great civilizations of antiquity, the Greek and the Roman? What was the nature of their science, art, magic, religion? If the past has lessons for the present, what can be deduced from ancient Egyptian life that is of value to us today?