Lives of the Ancient Egyptians

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Spanning thousands of years of ancient Egyptian history, this volume offers a fresh perspective on an always fascinating civilization through the lives of the people who ruled, built the great monuments, staffed government offices, farmed, served in the temples, and fought to defend the country’s borders. 

Across one hundred lives, Toby Wilkinson explores the true character and diversity of human experience in the ancient world’s greatest civilization. Some of those profiled are famous: pharaohs and queens such as Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Ramesses II and Tiye. Others are lesser known but equally engaging: Imhotep, architect of the first pyramid; Perniankhu, the court dwarf; and the royal sculptor Bak. Equally illuminating are the lives of commoners, so rarely given their own voice: ordinary men and women who include a doctor, a dentist, a housewife, a musician – and a serial criminal.

This book includes stories of god-kings, from great rulers such as Khufu and Ramesses II to less famous monarchs such as Amenemhat I and Osorkon; powerful queens such as Tiye, the beautiful Nefertiti, Tutankhamun’s tragic child- bride Ankhesenamun, and the infamous Cleopatra; as well as ordinary women who are often overlooked in official accounts: Hemira, a humble priestess from a provincial Delta town, and Naunakht, whose will reveals the trials and tribulations of family life.

Illustrated with works of art and scenes of daily life, Lives of the Ancient Egyptians offers remarkable insights into the history and culture of the Nile Valley and very personal glimpses of a vanished world.

Dr Toby Wilkinson is a Bye-Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge. The author of many books on ancient Egypt, he won the Hessell-Tiltman prize in 2011 for The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt: The History of a Civilisation from 3000 BC to Cleopatra. .Among his previous books are Genesis of the Pharaohs and Lives of the Ancient Egyptians, both published by Thames & Hudson.

 

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Súly 0.28 kg
ISBN 9780500294802
Szerző Toby Wilkinson
Kiadó Thames & Hudson
Kiadás éve 2019
Borító Paperback
Oldalszám és illusztrációk 274 pages, 25 black and white and colour illustrations
Nyelv English

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