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In search of the immortals : mummies, death and the afterlife.

Author: Howard Reid
Publisher: London : Headline, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covering every mummifying culture in history - from the ancient Egyptians to the Chichorros, from China's Takla Makan desert to the Guanches of the Canary Isles - Reid brings these ancient cultures  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Reid
ISBN: 0747275556 9780747275558 0747275564 9780747275565
OCLC Number: 42004091
Description: 288 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Central Asia : the riddle in the sands --
Siberia : ice mummies of the nomads --
Northwest Europe : bodies in the bogs --
Egypt : land of immortality --
Canary Islands : last mummy-makers of the Old World --
Between the Old World and the New --
Coastal Chile and Peru : the first mummy-makers --
Coastal Peru : valleys of the dead --
Peruvian Andes : in the sacred mountains.

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