Covering aspects such as the aged in art, mummies and medicine, the real and the ideal lifetime, care of the elderly, and old-age pensions, this is a study of the old in Pharaonic Egypt. The book is a sequel to the authors' Growing Up in Ancient Egypt, like which it is based on a wide spectrum of original texts and illustrated with many little-known representations. Some attention is given to long-lived kings and aged administrators, and an introduction deals with the discipline of gerontology, while a postcript presents a ...

Getting Old in Ancient Egypt 1996, Rubicon Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780948695476

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Getting Old in Ancient Egypt 1996, Rubicon Press

ISBN-13: 9780948695469