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Ancient Egyptian tombs : the culture of life and death

Author: Steven Snape
Publisher: Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
Series: Blackwell ancient religions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the development of tombs as a cultural phenomenon in ancient Egypt and examines what tombs reveal about ancient Egyptian culture and Egyptians' belief in the afterlife.: Investigates the roles of tombs in the development of funerary practices; Draws on a range of data, including architecture, artifacts and texts; Discusses tombs within the context of everyday life in Ancient Egypt; Stresses the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Snape, Steven.
Ancient Egyptian Tombs : The Culture of Life and Death.
Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Snape
ISBN: 9781444393729 1444393723 1282944525 9781282944527 9781119266877 1119266874
OCLC Number: 700920217
Description: 1 online resource (307 pages).
Contents: Ancient Egyptian Tombs: The Culture of Life and Death; Contents; List of Figures; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Nameless Lives at Tarkhan and Saqqara: Early Tombs and the Ka; 2 Pits, Palaces and Pyramids: Royal Cemeteries of the Early Dynastic Period and Old Kingdom; 3 Non-Royal Cemeteries of Dynasty 4; 4 Unas, Teti and Their Courts: The Late Old Kingdom at Saqqara; 5 The Tombs of Qar and Idu: Families and Funerals in the Late Old Kingdom; 6 A Growing Independence: Court and Regional Cemeteries in the Late Old Kingdom; 7 Ankhtify: A Time of Change; 8 Osiris, Lord of Abydos.
Series Title: Blackwell ancient religions.
Responsibility: Stephen Snape.

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This book explores the development of tombs as a cultural phenomenon in ancient Egypt and examines what tombs reveal about ancient Egyptian culture and Egyptians' belief in the afterlife.  Read more...

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