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Book Report Jon Whites Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt World Books encyclopedia refers to Ancient Egypt as the birthplace of one of the worlds first civilizations Jon White very well illustrates Ancient Egyptian life and while doing so is sure to include much detail and point of view He covers many of the core features of Egyptian life and explains each ones significance Jon Whites Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt goes into physical social and economic points and aspects in ancient Egypt As mentioned with great detail over the course of approximately three thousand years from around 3200 BCE to around 330 BCE thirty individual dynasties are discussed along with their conquests and downfalls Beginning with the founder of Egypts first dynasty White brings up King Menes and greatly and informingly constructs ideas and facts about the numerous people andor dynasties that ruled Not to forget the doings of Nectanebo the second who is more formerly known as the last of the Native Pharaohs towards the end of the thirteenth dynasty The book then takes an interesting approach to give the reader a mental picture of the historical sites and key cities Along the Nile one by one the reader thoroughly investigates the cities Such cities include Memphis Thebes or Tel el-Amarna Also both upper and lower Egypt are taken into account and are addressed in the book Other emphasized ideas and aspects in the book relate to Egyptian civilization Their civilization can be broken down to past times individual and private stories and lives along with social configuration Not only does White give a description and go into detail about each topic but examples also take part in the books elucidation White also makes sure to include the changes that occurred throughout the era and the defined line between life pre and post dynastic life Since the main focus of the book is stated in the title Everyday Life in
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