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See Inside an Egyptian Town Library Binding – October, 1986


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  • Series: See Inside
  • Library Binding: 31 pages
  • Publisher: Franklin Watts; Revised edition (October 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0531190129
  • ISBN-13: 978-0531190128
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.3 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,598,042 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Neferu on November 25, 2001
Format: Library Binding
This book is part of a well-known children's series to introduce ancient ways of life in an enjoyable, colorful format. The illustrations, with full-color cut-away drawings of homes and palaces, are excellent and fascinating.
However, there is a troubling amount of misinformation in this book. The most glaring example of this is the section entitled "Workmen's Village." The book states that the tomb workers who cut and decorated the tombs were all slaves, criminals and violent characters and that they all lived confined to a prison-like walled city far from the "civilized life" of nearby Akhetaten. Unless things were completely different at Akhetaten, from the evidence of the workmen's village at Deir el-Medina near Thebes, the artists and workmen who built and decorated the tombs were esteemed members of Egyptian society. Workmen's villages were certainly not prisons--they were filled with educated scribes with a level of literacy far above that of the usual Egyptian villages, and the people had freedom to come and go, worship their gods and celebrate their festivals. Much research has been done on the workmen who built the tombs, and this book's stereotypical and misinformed view of how these beautiful monuments were built is a great disservice to the ancient Egyptians. For better information, please see Pharaoh's Workers by Leonard H. Lesko, and The Tomb-Builders of the Pharaohs by Morris Bierbrier.
The workmen's village at Akhetaten had only a brief existence and it ended by being used to house the policemen who patrolled the nearby cemeteries.
I'm quite disappointed with this book and would not recommend it for children unless a parent or teacher makes an effort do some extra reading and clarify its inaccuracies to the child.
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