24 Hours in Ancient Egypt By Donald P. Ryan
Spend 24 hours with the historical Egyptians. Ancient Egypt wasn’t all pyramids, sphinxes and gold sarcophagi. On your common Egyptian, life was powerful, and work was exhausting, carried out underneath the burning gaze of the solar god Ra. Throughout the course of a day in the historical metropolis of Thebes (modern-day Luxor), Egypt’s spiritual capital, we meet 24 Egyptians from all strata of society – from the king to the bread-maker, the priestess to the fisherman, the soldier to the midwife – and get to know what the actual Egypt was like by spending an hour in their firm. We encounter a distinct one of these characters each hour and in each chapter, and thru their eyes see what a mean day in historical Egypt was actually like.