Daily Life of the Ancient Egyptians, 2nd Edition (The by Bob Brier, Hoyt Hobbs

By Bob Brier, Hoyt Hobbs

Discover the day-by-day lives of historical Egyptians during this interesting new replace of 1 of the main profitable everyday life titles. via reconstructions according to the hieroglyphic inscriptions, work from tombs, and scenes from temple partitions, readers can study social and fabric lifestyles in a single of the world's oldest civilizations. Narrative chapters discover the practise of foods and drinks, spiritual ceremonies and cosmology, paintings and play, the humanities, army domination, and highbrow accomplishments. With fabric garnered from contemporary excavations and examine, together with new content material on development, pyramid construction, send development, and metallurgy, this up to date quantity caters to the ever-evolving wishes of modern-day readers. A timeline, an intensive examine middle bibliography, and over 20 new images make this essential reference resource for contemporary scholars of historic history.Explore the day-by-day lives of historic Egyptians during this interesting replace of 1 of the main winning way of life titles. via reconstructions in response to the hieroglyphic inscriptions, work from tombs, and scenes from temple partitions, readers can discover social and fabric lifestyles in a single of the world's oldest civilizations. Narrative chapters discover the training of food and drinks, spiritual ceremonies and cosmology, paintings and play, the humanities, army domination, and highbrow accomplishments.With details garnered from fresh excavations and study, together with new content material on building, pyramid construction, send development, and metallurgy, this updated quantity caters to the ever-evolving wishes of present day readers. A timeline, an in depth learn middle bibliography, and over 20 new images make this vital reference resource for contemporary scholars of historic historical past.

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Tuthmosis I’s successor, Tuthmosis II, the son of a lesser wife, earned the throne by marrying his father’s eldest daughter by his principal wife—that is, his half-sister. His death ended an undistinguished eighteen-year reign, and he left a widow with no sons. Again the son of a lesser wife was chosen for the crown. Since Tuthmosis III was a child of only nine or ten when selected pharaoh, History 21 A statue of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut showing her false beard. Photo courtesy of Pat Remler.

King Cambyses brought a mighty army to meet Amasis in a battle that hung in the balance until the Egyptian lines broke. Amasis retreated south to Memphis where, after a long siege, he surrendered his country to the Persian king. The Twenty-seventh Dynasty thus consists of five Persian kings. But the Egyptians were not finished yet. After the Persians had been twice defeated by the Greeks, Egypt seized the opportunity to reassert its independence. Six pharaohs, divided into three brief History 33 dynasties, ruled from the Delta for sixty-one years, after which time the Persians, their strength renewed, reinvaded to establish Dynasty Thirty-one.

Regardless of their background, the Hyksos took on Egyptian trappings, built temples to Egypt’s gods, wore Egyptian clothes and carved tens of thousands of small, beetle-shaped amulets, called scarabs, just as the Egyptians did. No matter; to the natives, these Hyksos remained “vile asiatics” and despised occupiers. A Theban family, later referred to as the Seventeenth Dynasty, began the long effort to win Egypt back for the Egyptians. Since the mummy of the next to last leader of this family shows massive head wounds, it is obvious their effort did not go smoothly.

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