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By Marc Van De Mieroop

ISBN-10: 1444359193

ISBN-13: 9781444359190

Outlining the foremost political and cultural occasions, A background of historical Egypt is an authoritative and available creation to this attention-grabbing historic culture.
•An available chronological narrative that pulls on various ancient sources
•Offers an updated survey of historic Egypt's heritage from its origins to its domination by way of the Roman Empire
•Considers social and monetary lifestyles and the wealthy tradition of old Egypt
•Places Egypt's background inside of its neighborhood context, detailing interactions with Asia and Africa
•Engages scholars with quite a few views on various serious matters with the foremost Debate part integrated in each one chapter
•Makes the newest discoveries and scholarship available to a large audience

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About the author Inspired by tales of exploration inside the Pyramids by candlelight, Angela Tooley has had a lifelong interest in ancient Egypt. Studying the subject at an early age, she went on to achieve a BA Hons in the Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean, specialising in Egyptology, at Liverpool University in 1984. Following study visits to Egypt and major European museums she was awarded a PhD on the subject of Middle Kingdom wooden models in 1990. She has excavated in Egypt at Amarna during the seasons 1986 and 1987 and has worked on special projects at Liverpool Museum and as Acting Assistant Keeper at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, where she was responsible for the re-display of the Nubian collection.

59 Wadjet 26 Wah 19 Weapons, models of 10, 60, 61 Wet-nurse models 61 Wekhhotep 21 Wheeled carriage model 55 Wood see Acacia, Boxwood, Pine, Sycamore fig, Tamarisk Workshop models 43-4 Wrestling models 61 Yuya 65 Egyptian Models and Scenes Egyptian models and scenes are frequently mistaken by the public for children's toys, particularly the model boats. But these often crude and charmingly naive figures have a much more serious purpose, namely to provide the staple diet of bread and beer for the tomb owner in the afterlife.

Similarly, the strictly frontal form observed in major statuary, such as that of the tomb owner, is lacking. Stone servant figures regularly have their arms and legs freed from the matrix in order better to convey the impression of activity. This is particularly evident in figures of millers and brewers. Minor figures, such as servants, could be portrayed with physical deformities and ill-health, contrasting strongly with the ideal of healthy youth or well-fed maturity preferred for the tomb owner's statues.

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