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The dwellers on the Nile : the life, history, religion and literature of the ancient Egyptians

Author: E A Wallis Budge, Sir
Publisher: New York : Dover, 1977.
Series: Dover orientalia.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Dover edView all editions and formats
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"The author begins with a history of ancient Egypt and a list of its kings, and then plunges into the daily life of the people from the cradle to the grave and beyond--their manners and customs, trade and commerce, their literature and religious beliefs. Dr. Budge examines the Egyptian family and school, the furniture, jewelry, food and drink of the household, Egyptian society, Egyptians at work and play, the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E A Wallis Budge, Sir
ISBN: 0486235017 9780486235011
OCLC Number: 3347089
Notes: "An unabridged republication of the work originally published by the Religious Tract Society, London, in 1926, under the title: The dwellers on the Nile : chapter[s] on the life, history, religion and literature of the ancient-Egyptians"--Title page verso.
Description: xxxii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Dover orientalia.
Other Titles: Life, history, religion and literature of the ancient Egyptians
Responsibility: E.A. Wallis Budge.

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"The author begins with a history of ancient Egypt and a list of its kings, and then plunges into the daily life of the people from the cradle to the grave and beyond--their manners and customs, trade and commerce, their literature and religious beliefs. Dr. Budge examines the Egyptian family and school, the furniture, jewelry, food and drink of the household, Egyptian society, Egyptians at work and play, the Egyptian religion and its temples, its numerous gods and priests, Egyptian writing (hieroglyphic, hieratic, demotic, and Coptic), literature and knowledge of medicine, astrology and alchemy. The book concludes with the Egyptian dead, Heaven and Hell, and the future life"--Back cover.

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