Friday, 10 June 2011

Free book: Living in Ancient Egypt

This may be worth investigating: a free 96 page ebook entitled Living in Ancient Egypt (Norman Bancroft Hunt, Chelsea House Publications, 2011-11-10). 

The publishers blurb says: "Living in Ancient Egypt covers the period from 3000 BCE to 145 BCE, focusing on a time set later in the pharaonic era. It examines the day-to-day lives of ancient Egyptians, from the high priestly caste to the ranks of soldiers to peasants and slaves. Methods of farming, cooking, and building are explained, as well as the structure of Egyptian government and society, influencing law, education, and family. Particular attention is paid to the Egyptian gods, as well as to the temples, tombs, and pyramids for which the ancient Egyptian culture is so well-known. With timelines, maps, detailed photography, and full-color illustrations, Living in Ancient Egypt is an engaging reference for teenagers and young adults that brings the ancient world to life. Chapters include: - Nile - Giver of Life - Government and Society - A Working Life - A Land Ruled by Gods."

Click HERE to visit the site where the download link is. I have looked at the book but would be interested in ant feed back. 

1 comment:

  1. Would be nice if the "free" e-book was really free. Charging $10+ for membership by the download site defeats the purpose of getting the "free" book to the masses. However, I've read reviews of the originally published hardcover in '08 that it was ok for middle school aged kids. Obviously, not something an adult would like to curl up with in the evening.

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