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Red land, black land : daily life in ancient Egypt
Barbara Mertz
Adult Nonfiction DT61 .M53 2008

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ContentsPage
Foreword to the First Editionp. xi
Foreword to the Second Editionp. xiii
Ancient Egyptian Chronologyp. xv
List of Black-and-White Illustrationsp. xix
Part I - The World of the Living
1 - People of the Two Landsp. 3
Childbirthp. 6
The People in Artp. 9
The Problem of Queen Tiyep. 12
The People in Actualityp. 17
2 - The Red and Black Landsp. 21
The Two Landsp. 21
Nubia and the Desertsp. 31
3 - "Beloved of His Father and Mother"p. 39
Childrenp. 39
Household Petsp. 42
Growing Upp. 49
4 - Lady of the Housep. 58
The Egyptian Womanp. 58
The Queenp. 67
5 - "Clothe Her Back"p. 76
Clothingp. 76
Coiffuresp. 84
Jewelry and Cosmeticsp. 88
6 - "Come, Tell Me How You Live"p. 94
Towns and Housesp. 94
Furniture and Household Equipmentp. 101
Food and Entertainmentp. 107
7 - "Be a Scribe, Put It in Thy Heart"p. 124
Educationp. 124
Birds, Bees, and Flowersp. 128
The Hekanakhte Lettersp. 140
The Scribe and the Bureaucracyp. 145
8 - "I Fought Incredibly"p. 151
The Armyp. 151
Forts and Fortificationsp. 165
9 - "I Know the Movement of a Figure, the Stride of a Woman"p. 168
Painting and Sculpturep. 168
Amarna Artp. 178
The Artistp. 188
The Architectsp. 194
10 - Sorcerer, Scientist, and Priestp. 202
Magic, Science, and Religionp. 202
Egyptian Magicp. 214
11 - "The Useful Things That Are Established Forever"p. 220
Mathematicsp. 220
Astronomyp. 224
How to Build a Pyramidp. 226
Boatsp. 240
Medicinep. 245
12 - "The God Is Satisfied with His Offerings"p. 259
The Official Religionp. 259
Temples and Ritualsp. 278
The Contendings of Horus and Setp. 288
The Religion of the Peoplep. 291
13 - So Who Wants to Be an Ancient Egyptian?p. 294
Part II - The World of the Dead
14 - "An Excellent, Equipped Spirit"p. 305
Attitudes Toward the Deadp. 305
Heaven and the Soulp. 312
15 - "My Body Shall Be Enduring"p. 321
Mummification-Generalp. 321
Mummification-Egyptianp. 328
16 - "A Goodly Burial in the Necropolis"p. 347
Tombs and Mortuary Templesp. 347
Sarcophagi, Coffins, and Other Bare Necessitiesp. 362
All the Comforts of Homep. 366
Funerary Ritualp. 370
17 - "On That Day of Judging the Deficient"p. 377
Books of the Deadp. 377
The Last Judgmentp. 383
Reading Listp. 391
Sources of Quotationsp. 395
Indexp. 397


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