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Ancient Egypt: Everyday Life in the Land of the Nile (Everyday Life)

Ancient Egypt Everyday Life in the Land of the Nile Everyday Life A vivid view of life in ancient Egypt More than years ago the ancient Egyptians founded one of the world s oldest civilizations We know of its pyramids art and pharaohs But what was life real

  • Title: Ancient Egypt: Everyday Life in the Land of the Nile (Everyday Life)
  • Author: Bob Brier Hoyt Hobbs
  • ISBN: 9781454909071
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A vivid view of life in ancient Egypt More than 5,000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians founded one of the world s oldest civilizations We know of its pyramids, art, and pharaohs But what was life really like then Ordinary citizens in ancient Egypt lived and worked in much the same ways as the average European of the eighteenth century, but ate better, had practicaA vivid view of life in ancient Egypt More than 5,000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians founded one of the world s oldest civilizations We know of its pyramids, art, and pharaohs But what was life really like then Ordinary citizens in ancient Egypt lived and worked in much the same ways as the average European of the eighteenth century, but ate better, had practical clothing and lived comfortably, in houses with patios, latrines, and cooling systems Through deep investigative research, the authors explore the social and material existence in ancient Egypt from what people ate and drank to how they worked, lived, played, and prayed Features color and black and white images throughout, along with maps.

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    1. Detailed account of Egyptian history and its customs and changes through time, I give it three stars because the authors still have pre-conceived notions about Egypt that they wrestle with throughout the book but at the same time they dispel popular myths about like the Egypt being constructed by slaves -they specifically give evidence using contemporary accounts that speak of no such thing. Egypt was a strict theocracy, the pharaoh was obviously at the top and working for food and a place to li [...]

    2. A readable account of ancient Egypt by two authors with an obvious love for their subject. They describe the richness of Egypt's material culture, the lovely artwork, the fine linens, papyrus writings, and the incredible longevity of the ancient Egyptian culture -- 3,000 years. Because of the periodic flooding of the Nile, the Egyptians grew crops in the rich sediment left behind, and were some of the best-fed people in the ancient world, and had time for other pursuits beyond scrambling to find [...]

    3. I would say 3.5 stars. It was written more like a text book than I had hoped, but ended up being very informative and I enjoyed a lot of it. I found some of the topics, like government and warfare, uninteresting, but I know that my husband would love those chapters. I especially liked the chapters on arts and crafts, clothes and other adornments, work and play, and food. I really enjoyed reading about the building of the pyramids. This book is full of information and fun facts, and would be grea [...]

    4. As a complete newbie to Egyptology, this book was a really concise starting point. I think if you are truly interested in the subject, then the straight-to-the-point, also text book like narrative will not be dull. I learned quite a lot, but I'll admit, at times there were so many pages dedicated to a subject I cared little about, and at other times, I felt like something could have been explained or delved into deeper. My favorite quote from the book, which I didn't even know I needed in my lif [...]

    5. A solid survey of how Ancient Egyptians lived. Brier and Hobbs makes their way methodically through the timeline -- having lasted almost 3,000 years, it's necessary to get some bearings about the multiple dynasties that ruled during the course of this civilization -- and then religion, government, architecture, technology, then more personable topics like food, clothing, and the arts.I'm not sure this book would win over someone new to the subject, or necessarily impress anyone who's already don [...]

    6. This was a great read. Many history books focus on the big events and the key players. This little gem focuses on what everyday life would have been like if you or I had been born in this ancient civilization. What would you do? What kind of work? Play? What did you eat? What did you wear? Well you'd probably have ate lots of bread and drank lots of beer. Yep, beer, which the ancient Egyptians are credited with inventing. Maybe you would have been a priest, a rather sweet gig in which you worked [...]

    7. This book was not what I expected. I didn't get much of an insight the Egyptian's way of life as the authors concentrated more on material things such as architecture, arts and technological developments rather than on people themselves. It's a good overview of Ancient Egyptian culture but I don't recommend it if you want to get an insight to daily life. For that, I recommend the book "Egypt in the age of the Pyramids" written by Guillemette Andreu: it's vivid, you really get an insight to the E [...]

    8. If one was looking to get a quick introduction to ancient Egypt you could do worse than this book. It covers daily life in aspects of Religion, Government and Society, Architecture, Technology, Clothing, Arts and crafts, etc. It has lists of Pharaohs and lists of important gods. It surveys diet, mathematics and burial customs as well. It would make a good reference for someone who would like to know a little more about ancient Egypt but has little background in it.

    9. An interesting book in the series of Everyday Life of ancient civilizations. Egypt being among the first we are able to look at many topics in daily life religion to medicine and mathematics. The Egyptians seemed to be quite advanced in such ancient times and to this day the pyramids remain a mystery in many ways. Wars of course dominated these times and unfortunately never have seem to leave us.

    10. Exceedingly dry, but densely packed with all the info I ever could have wanted about every single aspect of Egyptian life, from pyramids to medicine, religion, government, food and dress. This books is as good as it's name.

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