Ancient Egypt, one of the early cradles of human civilization, comes to life in this volume about the way the people of the country lived. Both modern and ancient writers describe the life-giving Nile floods, the family unit, meals, the treatment of women, religious beliefs and festivals, education, and medical practices.
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"Students will appreciate those entries that focus on leisure activities-the Greek Olympics, the Roman charioteers. The writing clear and the few black-and white illustrations are appropriate..."
--School Library Journal (April 2004) (School Library Journal 20040401)
"While this book is good for anyone who wants more information on what happened in the old days in Egypt, it is probably a fine source of information for those who are in grades 6 to 8. One part that seems of recent interest is about Archaeologist Mark Lehner?s research on the dwellings of those who built the pyramids -- a study which was neglected until the 1990?s -- because so much attention was being given to the pyramids themselves."
-- Catholic Library World (December 2004) (Catholic Library World 20041201)
"That the seeds of modern society are found in the lives of the ancients is clearly demonstrated in this collection of excerpts from primary sources and articles by present-day commentators."
--School Library Journal (October 2004) (School Library Journal 20041001)
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Book Description Greenhaven Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0737714530
Book Description Greenhaven Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0737714530