Using the life of a young girl and her family as a model, this book recreates the daily life of the middle-class residents of the ancient town of Lahun during Egypt's Middle Kingdom period. This perfect snapshot in time has been painstakingly recreated using recently published textual data and archaeological findings.* Provides an illuminating and engaging re-construction of what daily life was like in ancient Egypt* Describes the main issues of everyday life in the town - from education, work, and food preparation to religious rituals, healing techniques, marriages, births, and deaths* Authentically recreated through the use of recently published textual data and archaeological findings directly from the settlement of Lahun and other sites* Includes photographs and illustrations of actual artifacts from the settlement of Lahun
Kasia Szpakowska is an Egyptologist in the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology, and a member of the Centre for Egyptology and Mediterranean Archaeology (CEMA) at the University of Wales, Swansea. She is the author of Behind Closed Eyes: Dreams and Nightmares in Ancient Egypt, and editor of Through a Glass Darkly: Magic, Dreams, and Prophecy in Ancient Egypt. Her current research focuses on gender and daily life in the Late Middle Kingdom as well as private religious practice in Egypt through the New Kingdom.