In the Shadow of the Pyramids: Egypt During the Old Kingdom

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University of Oklahoma Press, Oct 1, 1992 - Social Science - 128 pages
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What started the high degree of prosperity achieved by Egyptian civilization? The unified people living in what we call the Old Kingdom enjoyed 500 years of prosperity, stability, confidence and high ... Read full review

In the shadow of the pyramids: Egypt during the old kingdom

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This slim volume contains 120 color plates by photographer Forman and many special insights into the daily lives of Old Kingdom Egyptians by Malek of the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford. We move from the ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
7
THE BEGINNINGS
13
GATHERING PACE
31
ESTABLISHED AND BEAUTIFUL
39
MANAGING THE ECONOMY
65
SOCIETY AND STATE
87
GODS AND TOMBS
103
TOMBARTISTS AND THE WORLD
111
THE COLLAPSE
120
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About the author (1992)

Jaromir Malek holds a doctorate in Egyptology from Charles University, Prague and is the editor of the Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings. He resides in Oxford, England.

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