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Seller: ancientgifts (4,181) 99.3%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381833741493 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Judgment of the Pharaoh: Crime and Punishment in Ancient Egypt by Joyce Tyldesley. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 199 pages. Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; (2000). Ancient Egypt exists in the mainstream imagination as an idyllic place where, for three thousand years, wise Pharaohs governed a peaceful and plentiful kingdom. Historians, although skeptical of the truth of this image, have often struggled to penetrate it to explain for a non-technical audience the realities of life for ordinary Egyptians. Joyce Tyldesley’s book illuminates for the first time one hitherto uncertain aspect of everyday existence in the Nile Valley. It unmasks ancient Egyptian criminals and their misdemeanors. Tyldesley meticulously recreates a series of crimes, from grave-robbing, false embalming, necrophilia to a vivid recreating of the “murder” of Tutankhamun (which reassesses the evidence for his unlawful killing). She also introduces us to the town of Deir el-Medina and its inhabitants, which was the dwelling place of the craftsmen and their families who worked in the nearby Valley of the Kings, building and maintaining the royal tombs. Their crimes and transgressions were carefully recorded and provide an eloquent record of ancient Egyptian attitudes toward sex, death, property, and punishment. Inventive and humane, lucid and authoritative, “Judgement of the Pharaoh” is a valuable and original addition to our understanding of how the ancient Egyptians lived. CONDITION: LIKE NEW. Unread (?) hardcover w/dustjacket. Weidenfeld & Nicholson (2000) 199 pages. The book appears to have been flipped through once or twice, but assuredly never actually "read". There's absolutely no reading wear reflected, only evidence of someone flipping through the book a few times. HOWEVER the original owner did write their name, with a fine point marker, on the first free page (the colored, unprinted first page of the book directly beneath the front cover). Otherwise the book is without blemish. Inside the pages are pristine; clean, crisp, otherwise unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, and "unread", though again I would to add that it seems likely the book has been flipped through a few times, but never actually "read". From the outside the book is likewise clean and without blemish. Except for the owner's name written on the first free page, the condition of the books is otherwise consistent with a new book from an open-shelf bookstore environment such as Barnes & Noble or B. Dalton, wherein patrons are permitted to browse open stock. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! #1713c. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: In the popular imagination Ancient Egypt is seen as an idyllic place where, for three thousand years, wise Pharaohs governed a peaceful and plentiful kingdom. Historians, although skeptical of the truth of this image, have always struggled to penetrate it to discover the realities of life for ordinary Egyptians. That is until now. Joyce Tyldesley’s original book carefully unmasks for the first time Ancient Egyptian crimes and criminals. She meticulously recreates a series of crimes, from grave robbing, false embalming, necrophilia to a superb recreation of the murder of Tutankhamun (which reassesses the evidence for his murder and rejects it). She also introduces us to some of the inhabitants of the town of Dair et Medine, the dwelling place of fifty craftsmen and their families who worked exclusively in the nearby Valley of the Kings. Their crimes and misdemeanors were carefully recorded and give a vivid insight into Ancient Egyptian attitudes towards sex and death, property and punishment. This inventive, elegantly written book is a brilliant evocation of Ancient Egypt. Joyce Tyldesley earned a doctorate in archaeology from Oxford University. She is Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Archaeology, Classics, and Oriental Studies at Liverpool University, and the author of many books on the subject of Ancient Egypt, including; “Daughters of Isis: Woman of Ancient Egypt”, “Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh”, “The Mummy: Unwrap the Secrets of the Ancient Mummies’ Tombs, Nefertiti: Egypt’s Sun Queen”, and “Ramesses: Egypt’s Greatest Pharaoh”. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: In the mainstream imagination, Ancient Egypt exists as an idyllic place where, for 3,000 years, wise Pharaohs governed a peaceful and plentiful kingdom. Historians, although skeptical of this image, have struggled to explain for the lay reader the realities of life for ordinary Egyptians. In “Judgement of the Pharaoh”, archaeologist Joyce Tyldesley meticulously recreates a series of crimes; from grave robbing, false embalming, necrophilia, to a graphic recreation of the "murder" of Tutankhamen. These crimes and transgressions, which were all carefully recorded, provide an eloquent record of Ancient Egyptian attitudes towards sex and death, property and punishment. Inventive and humane, lucid and authoritative, this original work adds greatly to our understanding of how Ancient Egyptians lived. Joyce Tyldesley earned a doctorate in archaeology from Oxford University; among her many books are “Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Egypt”, “Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh”, “The Mummy”, and “Nefertiti: Egypt's Sun Queen”. REVIEW: In this vivid work of historical detection, a leading scholar offers intriguing insights into crime and punishment in Ancient Egypt. Ancient Egypt is often viewed as a peaceful place, but this book unmasks Ancient Egyptian crimes and criminals, meticulously recreating a series of crimes, from grave robbing, false embalming, necrophilia to a recreation of the murder of Tutankhamun, reassessing and rejecting the evidence for his murder. It also introduces readers to some of the inhabitants of Deir el Medina, the dwelling place of the craftsmen who constructed the tombs of the Valleys of the Kings and Queens. REVIEW: British Egyptologist Tyldesley (author of “Nefertiti: Egypt's Sun Queen” and “Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh”; etc.), the prolific author of acclaimed books for a general audience, here has all the makings of a bestseller; passion, sex and murder. In the first, and most satisfying, third of the book, Tyldesley aptly examines the administrative structure of the Egyptian judicial system, focusing on the roles of the pharaoh, the vizier and other officers of the law. There’s also outstanding chapters on the long-standing Egyptian tradition of tomb-robbing, which she calls "Egypt's second oldest profession," and on sex and sex crimes. Tyldesley effectively dismisses the notion that ancient Egypt was rife with incest and polygamy, although she affirms that prostitution "was a legitimate trade”. Overall a vivid and original account of life in Ancient Egypt that overturns many previous assumptions. REVIEW: This history of ancient Egypt focuses on the working of the ancient legal system, exploring the roles of the Pharaohs and their many advisors and officers. Many particular crimes committed in ancient Egypt are discussed, including the assassination of Tutankhamen and the age-old issue of Tomb-robbing. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley has an enviable string of best-selling books to her credit; her demonstrated strong suits being the biographies of pharaonic queens, and the societal aspects/conditions of non-royal women in ancient Egypt. All of these previous efforts are informative, insightful, and can probably be classified as references on these topics. The initial third of this book is the especially interesting and informative. All in all, this book is very readable and does an excellent job of explaining the concept of ma'at, the ancient Egyptian justice/penal system, and the penalties incurred by those who commit criminal acts and embrace chaos. REVIEW: This book was given to me as a Christmas present and I consider it one of the best books I've read lately. Ms. Tyldesley covered all aspects of ancient Egyptian justice, not just the Pharaohs. If you are a beginner to ancient civilizations as I am, you will really enjoy this book. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world – but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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