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Egypt: People, Gods, Pharaohs

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What do we really know about our ancestors? Not about the rulers and generals, but about laborers, farmers, soldiers and families. Egypt is a perfect case in point, almost a blank slate for most of us as it regards details of their everyday life. This useful and informative book attempts to set the record straight by offering a distinctive take on that most mythologized of epochs. Who would have guessed, for example, that the first strike in recorded history took place in 1152 BC during work on the necropolis in the Valley of the Kings, a protest by construction workers against delayed deliveries of oil and flour? Two fairly banal commodities maybe, but essential: oil protected the skin against the savage desert climate, whilst flour was the base ingredient for thirty different kinds of nutritional cake. It is this detailed examination of the evidence that distinguishes this volume, with chapters on

Product Details

ISBN:
9783822847671
Publisher:
Taschen
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Author:
Hagen, Rainer
Author:
Hagen, Rose-Marie
Subject:
History - Ancient/Classical
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
12.26x9.46x1.01 in. 3.70 lbs.

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