Red Land, Black Land

Daily Life in Ancient Egypt
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (14.93 hours)
Product Number: Z10004587
Released: Mar 15, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781400125753
Narrator/s: Lorna Raver
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Description

Esteemed Egyptologist Barbara Mertz updates her widely praised social history of the people of ancient Egypt, which was originally published in 1968. Combining impeccable scholarship with a delightfully personal style, the author reconstructs the life of the Egyptians from birth to death, and beyond death, too. She also presents much fascinating detail on the building of the pyramids and the intricate art of mummification. Students and laymen alike will enjoy the wealth of authentic material on every aspect of Egyptian life that Mertz provides.

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Author(s): Barbara Mertz
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Mar 15, 2008

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CD
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Author(s): Barbara Mertz
Narrator(s): Lorna Raver
Genre: History
Product Number DD19542
Released: Mar 15, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400105755
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Author(s): Barbara Mertz
Product Number EB00236833
Released: Mar 18, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062087164

Professional reviews

"Lorna Raver immerses herself in renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz's fascinating and exquisitely detailed account of daily life in ancient Egypt. In a pleasantly modulated voice, with plenty of high drama and frequent witticisms, and no hints of pedantry, Raver takes us back thousands of years and introduces us to Egyptians of many strata--pharaohs, queens, painters, slaves, scribes, temple builders--showing us their everyday ways of life with respect to marriage, birth, food, beer, wine, orgies, rituals, clothing, sexual practices, religion, the construction of magnificent temples and tombs, and beliefs regarding the afterlife. Be forewarned, this is a long production, but it's never boring. In fact, the time seems to fly by. M.T.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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