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Daily life in ancient Egypt : recreating Lahun

Author: Kasia Maria Szpakowska
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
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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 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.  Read more...
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Szpakowska, Kasia Maria.
Daily life in ancient Egypt.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008
(OCoLC)608462122
Online version:
Szpakowska, Kasia Maria.
Daily life in ancient Egypt.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008
(OCoLC)627368918
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kasia Maria Szpakowska
ISBN: 9781405118552 1405118555 9781405118569 1405118563
OCLC Number: 167763916
Description: xii, 244 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: The setting --
Birth --
Close to home --
The stuff of life --
Crafts and trades --
Learning, earning, and leisure --
Religion --
Sickness --
Death --
Love.
Responsibility: Kasia Szpakowska.
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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 middle-class residents of the ancient town of Lahun during Egypt's Middle Kingdom period. This  Read more...

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