Black land vs red land
Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt by Barbara MertzThe blurb might say delightfully personal style but thats because its advertising. I seriously dont want to hear irrelevant personal opinions and interjections such as one day Im going to get that piece of furniture copied from an author who considers herself an academic Egyptologist. Nor do I want conjectures about why such an advanced civilization had no military tactics or training whatsoever. Of course they did. Just because no trace of something is found doesnt mean it didnt happen. They conquered Kush and other lands just by sending a rag tag band of untrained soldiers to the front and told them shoot arrows and stab anyone? I dont think so.
I read some books late last year, the TTC lectures on ancient history and there is quite a lot that contradicts this author. Firstly she says that women were by and large illiterate. The TTC lectures say that there was 80% literacy among women. Many shopping lists on papyrus have been found. You really think that men wrote out shopping lists for the illiterate women to take to the market and thrust at what must have been male traders to read for them? Makes no sense.
Nine chapters of this I have suffered through. No more. Its just too personal, not scholarly enough and she presents evidence when it suits her and opinions when it doesnt. Barbara Metz, is better known as the author Elizabeth Peters, she of the mysteries set in ancient Egypt and also as the novelist Barbara Michaels. As far as I am concerned, she should stick to exercising her imagination in fiction.
Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt
A fascinating, erudite, and witty glimpse of the human side of ancient Egypt—this acclaimed classic work is now revised and updated for a new generation. Displaying the unparalleled descriptive power, unerring eye for fascinating detail, keen insight, and trenchant wit that have made the novels she writes as Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels perennial New York Time. Displaying the unparalleled descriptive power, unerring eye for fascinating detail, keen insight, and trenchant wit that have made the novels she writes as Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels perennial New York Times bestsellers, internationally renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz brings a long-buried civilization to vivid life. In Red Land, Black Land , she transports us back thousands of years and immerses us in the sights, aromas, and sounds of day-to-day living in the legendary desert realm that was ancient Egypt. Who were these people whose civilization has inspired myriad films, books, artwork, myths, and dreams, and who built astonishing monuments that still stagger the imagination five thousand years later? What did average Egyptians eat, drink, wear, gossip about, and aspire to?
By Ethan Watrall. For years, researchers have discussed the educational potential of digital games within learning environments either formal or informal. The problem at least from the perspective of this discussion is that while serious games have been used in a wide variety of contexts such as healthcare, the military, and language training, there are comparatively fewer instances of games being used to teach history, archaeology, cultural heritage, or complex culture change over time especially within the context of a formal learning environment. Not that this is a bad thing. However, one might easily argue that the intended audience results in simpler treatment of the subject matter. Ultimately, however, there seems to be a missed opportunity here.
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The Nile River strongly affected life in ancient Egypt. The Egyptian people knew that without the Nile, their world would be nothing but a sunbaked desert land of bright blue skies and dry sand. This great river has two main sources —the White Nile and the Blue Nile. The White Nile is the main stream. It flows out of Lake Victoria in East Africa.