Monday, 7 March 2016

'Egypt: People, Gods and Pharaohs' by Rose-Marie Hagen and Rainer Hagen


Release date: 25th April 2016
Published by: Taschen GmbH
ISBN No:978 3836520546


The Pharaohs and pyramids are familiar history fodder, but what about the farmers, the soldiers, the labourers, and the families that made up the vast majority of this much mythologised civilization? With a thrilling spread of visual references, this TASCHEN adventure attempts to set the record straight by offering a distinctive everyday take on Ancient Egypt. Like a piece of published excavation, the book explores the many layers of this ancient society, digging down from the sacred or grandiose to the daily experiences and ordinary individuals.The democratic approach bestows this distant era with exciting vitality and relevance for all the family. As we explore everything from family arrangements to leisure activities to labour movements, we not only uncover the different experiences of this ancient land but also parallels and precedents to our own societies. With a bounty of visual references to document this distinct social history, the result is a particularly vivid encounter with an ancient age and with some of our most ingenious and influential forebears.


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