Daily Life in Ancient Egypt
December 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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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