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Life Under the Pharaohs (1960)
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This book, written by one the masters of popular history, is for the interested amateur and reconstructs every day life in the Egypt of 1500 BCE. The central character, a real person whose tomb still exists, is Vizier Rekhmire. You meet with him and go with him on his official duties. This absorbing and entertaining book takes the reader on a fascinating tour of the world of ancient Egypt, providing an overview of Egyptian history, the City of the Dead, Thebes and the Valley of the Kings, the building of the pyramids, and such important figuresand places as Akhenaten and Amarna. It looks at the life and times of the Ancient Egyptians, including the work of craftsmen and labourers, hunting, and surgical procedures and provides a full bibliography and lists of Egyptian dynasties.
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An account of everyday life in ancient Egypt, as seen through the eyes of a real person, Vizier Rekhmire, whose tomb still exists. It takes the reader on a fascinating tour exploring Egyptian history, the City of the Dead, Thebes and the Valley of the Kings, and the pyramids.
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