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Judgement of the Pharaoh: Crime and Punishment in Ancient Egypt

by Joyce Tyldesley

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Judgement of the Pharaoh is, like Tyldesley's Daughters of Isis both readable and scholarly. She corrects the perception (carefully fostered by the ancient Egyptians themselves) that Egypt was a land of peace and equality, and acquaints us with the real parameters of Egyptian law, crime, and punishment, so far as they can be determined at this late date. I enjoyed her frequent quotation of primary sources.

Some of the texts (the legal actions at Deir el-Medineh, the harem conspiracies, the the Tale of the Eloquent Peasant) were familiar to me from other sources, and it was interesting to have this fresh light thrown on them. This is a truly useful addition to my library. ( )
  Cynara | May 2, 2008 |
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This book unmasks Ancient Egyptian crimes and criminals, meticulously recreating a series of crimes, from grave robbing, false embalming, necrophilia, and bestiality to a re-creation of the murder of Tutankhamun, reassessing and rejecting the evidence for his murder. It also introduces readers to some of the inhabitants of Deir el Medina, the dwelling place of the craftsmen who constructed the tombs of the Valleys of the Kings and Queens.

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