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* Describes the main issues of everyday life in the town - from education, work, and food preparation to religious rituals, healing techniques, marriages, births, and deaths* Authentically recreated through the use of recently published textual data and archaeological findings directly from the settlement of Lahun and other sites* Includes photographs and illustrations of actual artifacts from the settlement of Lahun
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(243mm x 170mm x 19mm)
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Author Biography - Kasia Szpakowska
Kasia Szpakowska is an Egyptologist in the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology, and a member of the Centre for Egyptology and Mediterranean Archaeology (CEMA) at the University of Wales, Swansea. She is the author of Behind Closed Eyes: Dreams and Nightmares in Ancient Egypt , and editor of Through a Glass Darkly: Magic, Dreams , and Prophecy in Ancient Egypt . Her current research focuses on gender and daily life in the Late Middle Kingdom as well as private religious practice in Egypt through the New Kingdom.