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The Egyptian way of death : mummies and the cult of the immortal

Author: Ange Pierre Leca
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1981, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book reveals the secret beliefs, techniques, and rituals that comprise the elaborate process of mummification, as well as scientific information about the living habits of the ancient Egyptians--everything from birth and childhood to old age.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ange Pierre Leca
ISBN: 9780385146098 0385146094
OCLC Number: 6760997
Notes: Translation of Les momies.
Description: xviii, 292 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Why mummies --
Mummies and science --
Mummies, their lives and times --
Animal mummies --
Mummies and their makers --
Preparing the mummy --
The rites of mummification --
Where are the mummies now? --
End of the legends --
Sources of our knowledge.
Other Titles: Momies.
Responsibility: by Ange-Pierre Leca ; translated by Louise Asmal.

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This book reveals the secret beliefs, techniques, and rituals that comprise the elaborate process of mummification, as well as scientific information about the living habits of the ancient Egyptians--everything from birth and childhood to old age.

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