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Snape, S. R.

Ancient Egyptian tombs : the culture of life and death / Steven Snape. - Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. - 1 online resource (xvi, 289 pages) : illustrations, maps. - Blackwell ancient religions . - Blackwell ancient religions. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

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.

9781444393743 144439374X 9781405120890 1405120894 9781444393729 1444393723

10.1002/9781444393743 Wiley InterScience http://www3.interscience.wiley.com

To 332 B.C.

Funeral rites and ceremonies--Egypt.
Funeral rites and ceremonies.
Social conditions.

Egypt--Social conditions.
Egypt--Civilization--To 332 B.C.

Electronic books.
Electronic book.

DT62.T6 / S56 2011


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