The Tomb-Builders of the Pharaohs

Morris Bierbrier

Little is known of the everyday lives of ordinary people in ancient Egypt, but excavations at the village of Deir el-Medina have provided a unique opp

English edition
22 April 2016
160 pp.
100 illus.
15X23cm
ISBN 9789774167461
For sale worldwide

9.99

Little is known of the everyday lives of ordinary people in ancient Egypt, but excavations at the village of Deir el-Medina have provided a unique opportunity to reconstruct the daily life of one particular group—the workmen who built the tombs of the pharaohs in the nearby Valley of the Kings. The Tomb-Builders of the Pharaohs brings to life the people who lived and died at Deir el-Medina over three thousand years ago: their loves and hates, disputes and scandals, work and leisure. The author carried out extensive research on the tomb-builders and draws on the thousands of documents, letters, literary texts, and drawings found at Deir el-Medina to give a fascinating and intimate glimpse of life in the village.

Morris Bierbrier

Morris Bierbrier is an assistant keeper in the Department of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum, and the author of The Late New Kingdom in Egypt.
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