Village Life in Ancient Egypt: Laundry Lists and Love Songs

Village Life in Ancient Egypt: Laundry Lists and Love Songs by A. G. McDowell

ISBN10: 0199247536
ISBN13: 978-0199247530
Author: A. G. McDowell
Title: Village Life in Ancient Egypt: Laundry Lists and Love Songs
Publisher: Clarendon Press; New Ed edition (February 21, 2002)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1477 kb
Size PDF: 1305 kb
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Subcategory: History & Criticism

Village Life in Ancient Egypt: Laundry Lists and Love Songs by A. G. McDowell



Deir el-Medina, the village of the workmen who built the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings, is a uniquely rich source of information about life in Egypt between 1539 and 1075 BC. The abundant archaeological remains are complemented by tens of thousands of texts documenting the thoughts and activities of the villagers. This book combines translations of over 200 of these texts spanning the entire range of preserved genres with stunning illustrations.

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