Lives Of The Ancient Egyptians

Hardcover | June 6, 2013

byToby Wilkinson

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The biographies included here give voice not only to ancient Egypt''s rulers but also to the people who built the great monuments, staffed government offices, farmed, served in the temples, and fought to defend the country''s borders. Spanning thousands of years of ancient Egyptian history, the book offers a fresh perspective on an always fascinating civilization through the lives of:
  • The god-kings, from great rulers like Khufu and Ramesses II to less famous monarchs such as Amenemhat I and Osorkon
  • Egypt''s queens: the powerful Tiye, the beautiful Nefertiti, Tutankhamun''s tragic child-bride Ankhesenamun, and the infamous Cleopatra
  • The officials who served the pharaoh: the architect Imhotep who designed the first pyramid, the court dwarf Perniankhu, and the royal sculptor Bak
  • Ordinary women who are often overlooked in official accounts: Hemira, a humble priestess from a provincial Delta town, and Naunakht, whose will reveals the trials and tribulations of family life
  • Commoners and foreigners such as the irascible farmer Hekanakht, the serial criminal Paneb, and Urhiya, the mercenary who rose to the rank of general in the Egyptian army.
Profusely illustrated with works of art and scenes of daily life, Lives of the Ancient Egyptians offers remarkable insights into the history and culture of the Nile Valley and very personal glimpses of a vanished world.

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The biographies included here give voice not only to ancient Egypt's rulers but also to the people who built the great monuments, staffed government offices, farmed, served in the temples, and fought to defend the country's borders. Spanning thousands of years of ancient Egyptian history, the book offers a fresh perspective on an always fascinating civilization through the lives of: The god-kings...

Toby (A. H.) Wilkinson was born in 1969. He graduated from Downing College, University of Cambridge. with a Bachelor of Arts degree and was awarded the Thomas Mulvey Egyptology Prize. He completed his Ph. D at Christ's College, Cambridge in 1993. In 2011, Wilkinson won the Hessell-Tiltman Prize, awarded to the best work of non-fiction of historical content, for his book The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt: The History...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 10.5 × 8.25 × 1.4 inPublished:June 6, 2013Publisher:Thames And HudsonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0500051488

ISBN - 13:9780500051481

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