Ancient Egyptian tombs : the culture of life and death / Steven Snape.

By: Snape, S. R. (Steven R.)Contributor(s): Wiley InterScience (Online service)Material type: TextTextSeries: Blackwell ancient religionsPublication details: Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 289 pages) : illustrations, mapsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781444393743; 144439374X; 9781405120890; 1405120894; 9781444393729; 1444393723Subject(s): Tombs -- Egypt | Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Egypt | Egypt -- Social conditions | Egypt -- Civilization -- To 332 B.C | Egypt -- Antiquities | HISTORY -- Ancient -- Egypt | Antiquities | Civilization | Funeral rites and ceremonies | Social conditions | Tombs | Egypt | To 332 B.CGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic book.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ancient Egyptian tombs.DDC classification: 932 LOC classification: DT62.T6 | S56 2011Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
Front Matter -- Introduction -- Nameless Lives at Tarkhan and Saqqara -- Pits, Palaces and Pyramids -- Non-Royal Cemeteries of Dynasty 4 -- Unas, Teti and Their Courts -- The Tombs of Qar and Idu -- A Growing Independence -- Ankhtify -- Osiris, Lord of Abydos -- ²́¹Lords of Life²́² -- Strangers and Brothers -- North and South -- Ineni, Senenmut and User-Amun -- Rekhmire and the Tomb of the Well-Known Soldier -- Huya and Horemheb -- Samut and the Ramesside Private Tomb -- Sennedjem -- Petosiris -- References -- Further Reading -- Index.
Summary: This book explores the development of tombs as a cultural phenomenon in ancient Egypt and examines what tombs reveal about ancient Egyptian culture and Egyptians & rsquo; belief in the afterlife. Investigates the roles of tombs in the development of funerary practicesDraws on a range of data, including architecture, artifacts and textsDiscusses tombs within the context of everyday life in Ancient EgyptStresses the importance of the tomb as an eternal expression of the self.
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Front Matter -- Introduction -- Nameless Lives at Tarkhan and Saqqara -- Pits, Palaces and Pyramids -- Non-Royal Cemeteries of Dynasty 4 -- Unas, Teti and Their Courts -- The Tombs of Qar and Idu -- A Growing Independence -- Ankhtify -- Osiris, Lord of Abydos -- ²́¹Lords of Life²́² -- Strangers and Brothers -- North and South -- Ineni, Senenmut and User-Amun -- Rekhmire and the Tomb of the Well-Known Soldier -- Huya and Horemheb -- Samut and the Ramesside Private Tomb -- Sennedjem -- Petosiris -- References -- Further Reading -- Index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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This book explores the development of tombs as a cultural phenomenon in ancient Egypt and examines what tombs reveal about ancient Egyptian culture and Egyptians & rsquo; belief in the afterlife. Investigates the roles of tombs in the development of funerary practicesDraws on a range of data, including architecture, artifacts and textsDiscusses tombs within the context of everyday life in Ancient EgyptStresses the importance of the tomb as an eternal expression of the self.

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