The Dwellers on the Nile

The Dwellers on the Nile

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The author begins with a history of ancient Egypt and a list of its kings, and then plunges into the daily life of the people from the cradle to the grave and beyond - their manners and customs, trade and commerce, their literature and religious beliefs. Dr. Budge examines the Egyptian family and school, the furniture, jewelry, food and drink of the household, Egyptian society, Egyptians at work and play, the Egyptian religions and its temples, its numerous gods and priests, Egyptian writing, literature and knowledge of medicine, astrology and alchemy. The book concludes with the Egyptian dead, Heaven and Hell, and the future life.... (6) a battle-axe formed by tying a slab of stone or flint to a short stout wooden handle or by fixing it in a cleft in the handle, Sometimes the axe was double- headed, the stones being tied to the handle with leather thongs. The stone head hadanbsp;...

Title:The Dwellers on the Nile
Author:E. A. Wallis Budge, Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge
Publisher:Courier Corporation - 1977


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