Lives of the Ancient Egyptians


One hundred life-stories cover the immense time-span of ancient Egypt, from the dawn of history to the death of Cleopatra


ISBN: 9780500294802 Category:

Toby Wilkinson


From the dawn of history to the death of Cleopatra, ancient Egypt was home to larger-than-life personalities. Across one hundred lives, Toby Wilkinson explores the true character and diversity of human experience in the ancient world’s greatest civilization. Some of those profiled are famous: pharaohs and queens such as Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Ramesses II and Tiye. Others are lesser known but equally engaging: Imhotep, architect of the first pyramid; Perniankhu, the court dwarf; and the royal sculptor Bak. Equally illuminating are the lives of commoners, so rarely given their own voice: ordinary men and women who include a doctor, a dentist, a housewife, a musician – and a serial criminal.

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Weight 285 g
Dimensions 12.9 x 19.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 11 October 2019
Number of pages 304
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 12.9 x 19.7 cm
Weight 285 g


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