The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,011,120 members ⚫ 1,318,789 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Red Land, Black Land

Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

Red Land, Black Land by Barbara Mertz
Buy this eBook
US$ 14.99
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)

A fascinating, erudite, and witty glimpse of the human side of ancient Egypt—this acclaimed classic work is now revised and updated for a new generation

Displaying the unparalleled descriptive power, unerring eye for fascinating detail, keen insight, and trenchant wit that have made the novels she writes (as Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels) perennial New York Times bestsellers, internationally renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz brings a long-buried civilization to vivid life. In Red Land, Black Land, she transports us back thousands of years and immerses us in the sights, aromas, and sounds of day-to-day living in the legendary desert realm that was ancient Egypt.

Who were these people whose civilization has inspired myriad films, books, artwork, myths, and dreams, and who built astonishing monuments that still stagger the imagination five thousand years later? What did average Egyptians eat, drink, wear, gossip about, and aspire to? What were their amusements, their beliefs, their attitudes concerning religion, childrearing, nudity, premarital sex? Mertz ushers us into their homes, workplaces, temples, and palaces to give us an intimate view of the everyday worlds of the royal and commoner alike. We observe priests and painters, scribes and pyramid builders, slaves, housewives, and queens—and receive fascinating tips on how to perform tasks essential to ancient Egyptian living, from mummification to making papyrus.

An eye-opening and endlessly entertaining companion volume to Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs, Mertz's extraordinary history of ancient Egypt, Red Land, Black Land offers readers a brilliant display of rich description and fascinating edification. It brings us closer than ever before to the people of a great lost culture that was so different from—yet so surprisingly similar to—our own.

HarperCollins; January 2011
432 pages; ISBN 9780062087164
Read online, or download in secure EPUB
Title: Red Land, Black Land
Author: Barbara Mertz
 
  • News
Barbara Mertz - Telegraph.co.uk
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:48:21 -0700
Telegraph.co.ukBarbara MertzTelegraph.co.ukThe first Amelia Peabody book, Crocodile on the Sandbank, appeared in 1975 under the ...