Journals Higher Education

$49.50

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01 January 2012

532 Pages | 107 b/w illus.

ISBN: 9789774164033


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The Modern Neighbors of Tutankhamun

History, Life, and Work in the Villages of the Theban West Bank

Kees van der Spek

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

A historical-anthropological study of the people who lived in the antiquities precinct of Luxor's West Bank.

By demonstrating the multiplicity of economic activities that are carried out in al-Qurna, this study counters the villagers' stereotypical representation as tomb robbers, and restores an understanding of who they are as people living their lives in the shadow of valued cultural heritage.

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