A Year in the Life of Ancient Egypt: The Real Lives of the People Who Lived There (Hardcover)

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A Year in the Life of Ancient Egypt: The Real Lives of the People Who Lived There (Hardcover)

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Spend a year in the company of the ancient Egyptians, during the twenty-sixth and final year of the reign of Amenhotep II (c.1400 BC), which saw a royal transition bringing Thutmose IV to the throne of Upper and Lower Egypt. While builders from the secluded village of royal tomb workers rush to complete Amenhotep's tomb, and craftsmen labor to finish the numerous extravagant objects to accompany the god-king in his burial, most Egyptians go about their daily lives in ways unchanged for eons. Following the Egyptian calendar year, which was divided into three seasons (inundation, sowing and harvest), we will meet a farmer and his family, an embalmer, an artisan, a royal physician, a priest and even a royal wife as they live their lives in Thebes and Memphis during the eighteenth dynasty of the New Kingdom in this remarkable year in ancient Egyptian history.

Perfect for:
• Readers interested in history, particularly ancient Egypt
• Readers of the 24 Hours series
• Taking advantage of a potential uptick in interest in ancient Egypt with the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb

Donald P. Ryan, Ph.D. is an archaeologist and Faculty Fellow in the Division of Humanities at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. His work focuses on Egyptian archaeology, Polynesian archaeology, and ancient languages and scripts. His research in Egypt includes excavations in the Valley of the Kings, where he has discovered lost tombs and controversial mummies.

Ryan is the author of several books and numerous scientific and popular articles on archaeological subjects, including Ancient Egypt on Five Deben a Day, Beneath the Sands of Egypt and Ancient Egypt: The Basics.

Product Details ISBN: 9781789293654
ISBN-10: 1789293650
Publisher: Michael O'Mara
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 272
Language: English