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Village Life in Ancient Egypt Laundry Lists and Love Songs

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ISBN-10: 0199247536

ISBN-13: 9780199247530

Edition: 2001

Authors: A. G. McDowell

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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. Many of the texts are written on papyrus but most are on flakes of limestone which, being free and readily available, were used for even the most casual and temporary of records. They include private letters, administrative accounts, magic spells, records of purchases, last wills and testaments, laundry lists, and love songs. The value of these rare glimpses of daily life…    
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Book details

List price: $100.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/21/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 298
Size: 5.43" wide x 8.58" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.792

List of Figures
Family and Friends
Daily Life
Education, Learning, and Literature
Work on the Royal Tomb
Epilogue: The Royal Tombs Stand Open
Index of Texts
Index of Names
General Index