Using the life of a young girl and her family as a model, this book recreates the daily life of the middle-class residents of the ancient town of Lahun during Egypt s Middle Kingdom period. This perfect snapshot in time has been painstakingly recreated using recently published textual data and archaeological findings.
Provides an illuminating and engaging re-construction of what daily life was like in ancient Egypt
Describes the main issues of everyday life in the town - from education, work, and food preparation to religious rituals, healing techniques, marriages, births, and deaths
Authentically recreated through the use of recently published textual data and archaeological findings directly from the settlement of Lahun and other sites
Includes photographs and illustrations of actual artifacts from the settlement of Lahun