Dangerous Days in Ancient Egypt

Pyramids, Plagues, Gods and Grave-Robbers

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Author: Terry Deary

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297870637

Category: History

Page: 304

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Think that Ancient Egypt is just a load of old obelisks? Don't bet your afterlife on it. Ancient Egypt should be deader than most of our yesterdays. After all it was at its height 5,000 years ago. Yet we still marvel at its mummies and ponder over its pyramids. It's easy to forget these people once lived and laughed, loved and breathed ... though not for very long. These were dangerous days for princes and peasants alike. In Ancient Egypt - a world of wars and woes, poverty and plagues - life was short. Forty was a good age to reach. A pharaoh who was eaten by a hippo ended up as dead as a ditch-digger stung by a scorpion. Unwrap the bandages and you'll find that the Egyptians' bizarre adventures in life were every bit as fascinating as the monuments they left to their deaths.

Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt

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Author: Stephen Quirke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118610520

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt offers a stimulatingoverview of the study of ancient Egyptian religion by examiningresearch drawn from beyond the customary boundaries of Egyptologyand shedding new light on entrenched assumptions. Discusses the evolution of religion in ancient Egypt – abelief system that endured for 3,000 years Dispels several modern preconceptions about ancient Egyptianreligious practices Reveals how people in ancient Egypt struggled to securewell-being in the present life and the afterlife

Murder in Pharaoh's Palace

An Ancient Egyptian Mystery

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Author: William G. Collins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943789351

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

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Shepseskaf, a young Egyptian physician, rescues a small kitten from drowning and in doing so, saves a kingdom. Following an emergency call to Pharaoh's palace, Shep finds himself in a mysterious and dangerous adventure. His cat accompanies him in her traveling basket and helps save the kingdom with her actions.

Women's Books of Hours in Medieval England

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Author: N.A

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 1843843005

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 187

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English translation of a variety of texts from women's books of hours, with introduction, notes, and an interpretive essay.

Books of Fate and Popular Culture in Early China

The Daybook Manuscripts of the Warring States, Qin, and Han

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Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004349316

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 560

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Books of Fate and Popular Culture in Early China is a comprehensive introduction to the daybook manuscripts found in Warring States, Qin, and Han tombs (453 BCE–220 CE) and intended for use in daily life.

The Book of Days

A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the Calendar, Including Anecdote, Biography & History, Curiosities of Literature, and Oddities of Human Life and Character

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Author: Robert Chambers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anecdotes

Page: 1670

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Medicine in the Days of the Pharaohs

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Author: Bruno Halioua,Bernard Ziskind

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674017023

Category: Medical

Page: 276

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Evidence of the medical practice of ancient Egypt has come down to us not only in pictorial art but also in papyrus scrolls, in funerary inscriptions, and in the mummified bodies of ancient Egyptians themselves. Halioua and Ziskind provide a comprehensive account of pharaonic medicine that is illuminated by what modern science has discovered about the lives (and deaths) of people from all walks of life.