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Daily Life in Ancient Egypt: Reconstructing Lahun / Kasia Szpakowska

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Swansea University Author: Szpakowska, Kasia

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Using the life of a young girl and her family as a model, this book recreates the daily life of the residents of the ancient town of Lahun during Egypt's Middle Kingdom period. This snapshot in time has been painstakingly recreated using recently published textual data and archaeological findin...

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ISBN: 9781405118569
Published: Blackwell 2008
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa658
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Abstract: Using the life of a young girl and her family as a model, this book recreates the daily life of the residents of the ancient town of Lahun during Egypt's Middle Kingdom period. This snapshot in time has been painstakingly recreated using recently published textual data and archaeological findings. The book provides an illuminating and engaging re-construction of what daily life was like in ancient Egypt. It 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. It relies on recently published textual data and archaeological findings directly from the settlement of Lahun and other sites.
Item Description: This book has been translated into Arabic and is in the process of being translated into Romanian.
Keywords: gender, childhood, daily life, Egyptology, Ancient Egypt, Lahun, Kahun, personal religion, animals, death, demons, sickness, women
College: College of Arts and Humanities
Start Page: 1