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Divine creatures : animal mummies in ancient Egypt

Author: Salima Ikram
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, ©2005.
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"For the first time, a series of studies on the different types of animal mummies, the methods of mummification, and the animal cemeteries located at sites throughout Egypt are drawn together in a definitive volume on ancient Egyptian animal mummies. Studies of these animals provide information not only about the fauna of the country, and indirectly, its climate, but also about animal domestication, veterinary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Divine creatures.
Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, c2005
(OCoLC)645822737
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Salima Ikram
ISBN: 9789774248580 9774248589
OCLC Number: 56912326
Notes: "Dar el Kutub No. 7948/2004"--T.p. verso.
Description: xx, 257 p., [20] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Divine creatures : animal mummies ; Manufacturing divinity : the technology of mummification / Salima Ikram --
The sacred animal necropolis at North Saqqara : the cults and their catacombs / Paul T. Nicholson --
Bull cults / Aidan Dodson --
The cats of the goddess Bastet / Alain Zivie and Roger Lichtenberg --
Tuna al-Gebel : millions of ibises and other animals / Dieter Kessler and Abd el Halim Nur el-Din --
The cult and necropolis of the sacred ram at Mendes / Susan Redford and Donald B. Redford --
Sobek, Lord of the Land of the Lake / Edda Bresciani --
Protecting pets and cleaning crocodiles : the Animal Mummy Project / Salima Ikram.
Responsibility: edited by Salima Ikram.

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The invention of mummification enabled the ancient Egyptians to preserve the bodies not only of humans but also of animals, so that they could live forever. This book draws together studies on the  Read more...

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