Egypt (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
240
Utgivningsdatum
2005-10-01
Upplaga
Taschen 25th anniversary ed
Förlag
Taschen GmbH
Medarbetare
Hagen, Rose-Marie
Illustrationer
col. Illustrations
Dimensioner
305 x 250 x 24 mm
Vikt
1680 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9783822847671
Egypt (inbunden)

Egypt

From Cheops, Ramses and Tutankhamun to the World of Laborers and Craftsmen

Inbunden Engelska, 2005-10-01

Slutsåld

What do we really know about our ancestors? Not about the rulers and generals, but about laborers, farmers, soldiers and families. "Egypt" is a perfect case in point, almost a blank slate for most of us, as it regards details of their everyday life. This useful and informative book attempts to set the record straight by offering a distinctive take on that most mythologized of epochs. Who would have guessed, for example, that the first strike in recorded history took place in 1152 BC during work on the necropolis in the Valley of the Kings, a protest by construction workers against delayed deliveries of oil and flour? Two fairly banal commodities maybe, but essential: oil protected the skin against the savage desert climate, whilst flour was the base ingredient for thirty different kinds of nutritional cake. It is this detailed examination of the evidence that distinguishes this volume, with chapters on everything from relationships to leisure activities, the role of women to the manufacture of mummies. And just like the mummies, "fragile as eggshell but solid as a statue" and magically able to transcend death, both people and country are brought alive for us again.
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The authors: Rose-Marie Hagen was born in Switzerland and studied History and Literature in Lausanne. Rainer Hagen studied Literature and Theater Science in Munich. They are also the authors of What Great Paintings Say.