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Daily life in ancient Egypt : recreating Lahun /

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 archa...

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Main Author: Szpakowska, Kasia Maria.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008
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245 1 0 |a Daily life in ancient Egypt :  |b recreating Lahun /  |c Kasia Szpakowska. 
260 |a Malden, MA :  |b Blackwell Pub.,  |c 2008. 
300 |a xii, 244 p. :  |b ill., maps ;  |c 26 cm. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-238) and index. 
505 0 |a The setting -- Birth -- Close to home -- The stuff of life -- Crafts and trades -- Learning, earning, and leisure -- Religion -- Sickness -- Death -- Love. 
520 |a 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. 
590 |a February11his 
651 0 |a Egypt  |x Social life and customs  |y To 332 B.C. 
651 0 |a Egypt  |x Antiquities. 
651 0 |a Kahun (Extinct city) 
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