Living in Ancient Egypt

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Chelsea House Publishers, 2008 - History - 96 pages
Living in Ancient Egypt covers the period from 3000 BCE to 145 BCE, focusing on a time set later in the pharaonic era. It examines the day-to-day lives of ancient Egyptians, from the high priestly caste to the ranks of solider to peasant farms and slaves. Methods of farming, cooking, and building are explained, as well as the structure of Egyptian government and society, influencing law, education, and family. Particular attention is paid to the Egyptian gods, as well as to the temples, tombs, and pyramids for which ancient Egyptian cultures is so well-known.

With timelines, maps, detailed photography, and full-color illustrations, Living in Ancient Egypt is an engaging reference for young adults that brings the ancient world to life.

Chapters include:
  • Nile-Giver of Life
  • Government and Society
  • A Working Life
  • A Land Ruled by Gods.

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Norman Bancroft Hunt graduated from Kingston School of Art in 1968. He was elected fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute in 1975 and is currently a lecturer and researcher in visual theory and cultural studies at the Kent Institute of Art and Design. He is the author of numerous books on Native American art and culture, including Historical Atlas of Ancient America, from Facts On File/Checkmark Books, and the award-winning People of the Totem

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