The Material World of Ancient Egypt PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Material World of Ancient Egypt free pdf The Material World of Ancient Egypt examines the objects and artifacts, the representations in art, and the examples of documentation that together reveal the day-to-day physical substance of life in ancient Egypt. This book investigates how people dressed, what they ate, the houses they built, the games they played, and the tools they used, among many other aspects of daily life, paying great attention to the change and development of each area within the conservative Egyptian society. More than any other ancient civilization, the ancient Egyptians have left us with a wealth of evidence about their daily lives in the form of perishable objects, from leather sandals to feather fans, detailed depictions of trades and crafts on the walls of tombs, and a wide range of documentary evidence from temple inventories to personal laundry lists. Drawing on these diverse sources and richly illustrating his account with nearly one hundred images, William H. Peck illuminates the culture of the ancient Egyptians from the standpoint of the basic materials they employed to make life possible and perhaps even enjoyable.

About William H. Peck

William H. Peck is retired Curator of Ancient Art at The Detroit Institute of Arts. He excavated for many years in Egypt, first as a field archaeologist at the site of ancient Mendes in the Nile Delta and later in the Precinct of the Goddess Mut at Karnak, where he was co-field director and architect with the Brooklyn Museum mission. He was a recipient of an American Research Center in Egypt Fellowship to study New Kingdom tomb painting, a Smithsonian Institution Travel Grant to Egypt, and an award in the arts for an outstanding alumnus from Wayne State University. His major publications include Drawings from Ancient Egypt, which was translated into French, German and Arabic- Splendors of Ancient Egypt, an exhibition catalogue- and Egypt in Toledo, on the Egyptian collections in Toledo, Ohio. He has lectured widely in the United States and Canada and has acted as consultant to several museums including the Virginia Museum, Richmond- the Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock- and the Art Museum, Toledo.

Details Book

Author : William H. Peck
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 31 July 2013
ISBN : 052171379X
EAN : 9780521713795
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Material World of Ancient Egypt



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • A History of Ancient Egypt free pdfA History of Ancient Egypt

    Outlining the major political and cultural events. A History of Ancient Egypt is an authoritative and accessible introduction to this fascinating ancient culture. * An accessible chronological narrative that draws on a range of historical sources * Offers an up-to-date survey of ancient Egypt s history from its origins to its domination by the Roman Empire * Considers social and economic life and the rich culture of ancient Egypt * Places Egypt s history within its regional context..


  • Treasures of Ancient Egypt free pdfTreasures of Ancient Egypt

    "The Treasures of Ancient Egypt" is a succinct but wide-ranging history of our search for knowledge about Ancient Egypt. a time-traveller's account of the story. It traces the interest in ancient Egypt from imperial Rome through Arab travellers and historians..


  • Ancient Egypt free pdfAncient Egypt

    The ancient Egyptians are an enduring source of fascination - mummies and pyramids. curses and rituals have captured the imagination of generations. We all have a mental picture of ancient Egypt..


  • Ancient Egypt free pdfAncient Egypt

    Find out more about the Egyptians - pharaohs and priests. farmers and scribes - and the royal intrigues. religious beliefs and day-to-day dramas of life in ancient Egypt..


  • Wonders of Egypt free pdfWonders of Egypt

    Introduces thirty lessons that are intended for all budding Egyptololgists. This work includes: History of Ancient Egypt- Life and Culture in Ancient Egypt- Gods and Religion in Ancient Egypt- plus timelines and lessons in hieroglyphs..


  • The Material World of Ancient Egypt free pdfThe Material World of Ancient Egypt

    Downloading Books From Library. The Material World of Ancient Egypt examines the objects and artifacts, the representations in art, and the examples of documentation that together reveal the day-to-da