Living in Ancient Egypt covers the period from 3000 BCE to 145 BCE, focusing on a time set later in the pharaonic era. It examines the day-to-day lives of ancient Egyptians, from the high priestly caste to the ranks of solider to peasant farms and slaves. Methods of farming, cooking, and building are explained, as well as the structure of Egyptian government and society, influencing law, education, and family. Particular attention is paid to the Egyptian gods, as well as to the temples, tombs, and pyramids for which ancient Egyptian cultures is so well-known.
With timelines, maps, detailed photography, and full-color illustrations, Living in Ancient Egypt is an engaging reference for young adults that brings the ancient world to life.
- Nile—Giver of Life
- Government and Society
- A Working Life
- A Land Ruled by Gods.
Full-color photographs and illustrations. Maps. Glossary. Cross-references. Timeline. Index.
About the Author(s)
Series consultant editor Norman Bancroft Hunt worked as a designer/illustrator and author in England, Germany, and the United States, where he specialized in the study of Native American cultures. Among his many publications are the award-winning People of the Totem and Warriors, as well as the 10-volume Encyclopedia of Native America. A doctor of historical and theoretical studies and a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Bancroft Hunt lectured on visual theory and was also a consultant for major international publishers and European museums.