Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt (Paperback)
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Short Description for Red Land, Black Land In this classic work, now revised for a new generation, Mertz gives readers a fascinating, erudite, and witty glimpse of the human side of ancient Egypt. 16-page color photo insert and b&w photos throughout.
- Published: 01 March 2009
- Format: Paperback 410 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780061252754 ISBN 10: 0061252751
- Sales rank: 400,070
Full description for Red Land, Black Land
Internationally renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz transports us back thousands of years and immerses us in the sights and sounds of day-to-day life in a vanished desert culture. Their civilization has inspired myriad films, books, pieces of art, myths, and dreams, and they built grand monuments that still stagger the imagination five thousand years later. But who were these people? Mertz ushers us into their homes, workplaces, temples, and palaces to give us an intimate view of the everyday worlds of royals and commoners alike.Displaying the unparalleled descriptive power, unerring eye for detail, keen insight, and trenchant wit that have made the novels she writes (as Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels) perennial New York Times best-sellers, Barbara Mertz brings a buried civilization to vivid life, taking us closer than ever before to the people of a great lost culture so different from--yet so surprisingly similar to--our own.