Egyptian Games and Sports
By (author) Joyce A. Tyldesley
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Egyptian Games and Sports by Joyce A. Tyldesley
Book DescriptionThe Ancient Egyptian enjoyed a wide range of sports and games - young men chased lions and ostriches across the desert, while dignified married couples relaxed over a game of 'senet'. Children played with balls and dolls. Even the Egyptian kings took their own sporting prowess very seriously - as living demi-gods they were expected to dominate the sports field just as they dominated every other sphere of Egyptian life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747806615
(210mm x 150mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Joyce A. Tyldesley
Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt, Hardback (October 2006)
Presents the history of queenship in ancient Egypt, revealing the essential role played by women in the royal household.
Egypt, Hardback (September 2006)
Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in the late eighteenth century sparked a global fascination with ancient Egyptian culture that remains undiminished to this day. This book tells the full story of the discoveries of treasures that had lain completely hidden and undisturbed for nearly two thousand years.
Hatchepsut, Paperback (January 1998)
Hatchepsut was an astonishing woman - defying tradition she became the female embodiment of a male role, dressing in men's clothes and even wearing a false beard. Combining archaeological and historical evidence from a range of sources, this book strips away the myths and misconceptions and restores the female pharaoh to her rightful place.
Daughters of Isis, Paperback (March 1995)» View all books by Joyce A. Tyldesley
In ancient Egypt women enjoyed a legal, social and sexual independence unrivalled by their Greek or Roman sisters, or in fact by most women until the late nineteenth century. This book presents a picture of daily life - marriage and the home, work and play, grooming and religion - viewed from a female perspective.
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Author Biography - Joyce A. Tyldesley
Joyce Tyldesley studied the archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean at Liverpool University. In 1986 she was awarded a DPhil in archaeology from Oxford University. She has a wide range of fieldwork experience, having excavated extensively in Britain, Europe and Egypt. Dr Tyldesley is a well-known broadcaster and the author of many books, both scholarly and more popular, on Ancient Egypt.
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