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The Egyptians: Life in Ancient Egypt (Life in Ancient Civilizations) Library Binding – August 1, 2009
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A graduate of Swarthmore College, Liz Sonneborn has written more than fifty books for children and adults, including The American West, A to Z of American Indian Women, The Ancient Kushites, The Vietnamese Americans, and Chronology of American Indian History. In addition, she authored several titles for Lerner Publishing Group's Native American Histories series.
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The common people lived in "plain houses made from mud and bricks." They wore linen clothing and often children wore no clothing at all. They loved to adorn themselves with jewelry and anoint their bodies with perfume and oil. To finish off the picture they used green and black makeup to make their eyes appear larger. The women were homemakers and family oriented. The children played outside a lot, but also had chores and responsibilities. Children did not attend school, but "they learned what they needed to know from their parents." In this book you will learn about their temples, their gods with animal heads, how "priests turned the bodies into mummies" after death, how the Egyptians believed in the afterlife, the impressive building feats such as the Great Sphinx, you'll learn about their scribes, the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, their notable pharaohs, how the pharaohs (men and women) dressed, Egyptologists, archaeology, and a bit about modern day Egyptian influence.
This is a very nice, basic introduction to ancient Egyptian history. This book was very well written and researched and held my attention quite nicely. There were many colorful graphic style illustrations and photographs that were additional informative vignettes. For example, the reader can see an illustration of several workers attempting to move a large block up the side of a pyramid. We learn that "Each block that workers lifted onto the `Great Pyramid' weighed about 5,000 pounds (2,270 kilograms)." The ancient looking art work made this book look very appealing. In the back of the book is a timeline (ca. 3500 B.C. to 2007), a pronunciation guide, an index, a glossary, and additional recommended book and website resources. Did you know that Egyptians loved their cats and often mummified them?