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Mummies and death in Egypt

Author: Françoise Dunand; Roger Lichtenberg
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2006.
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"Mummies are the things that fascinate us most about ancient Egypt. But what are mummies? How did the Egyptians create them? And why? What became of the people they once were? We are learning more all the time about the cultural processes surrounding mummification and the medical characteristics of ancient Egyptian mummies. In the first part of Mummies and Death in Egypt Franc̦oise Dunand gives an overview of the  Read more...
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Dunand, Françoise.
Mummies and death in Egypt.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607719826
Online version:
Dunand, Françoise.
Mummies and death in Egypt.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607871610
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Françoise Dunand; Roger Lichtenberg
ISBN: 9780801444722 0801444721
OCLC Number: 70114569
Description: xiii, 234 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Mummification: from this life to the next. 1. From prehistory to the first two dynasties : The population of prehistoric Egypt ; The earliest burials ; Funerary practices during the earliest dynasties --
2. The old kingdom : Progress in the technique of mummification ; Funerary architecture ; Funerary beliefs --
3. The middle kingdom : The first intermediate period ; Progress in mummification during the middle kingdom ; Burial in the middle kingdom ; The coffin texts --
4. The new kingdom : The second intermediate period ; The discovery of the royal mummies ; Coffins and sarcophagi ; Tomb furnishings ; The tombs ; Osirian immortality --
5. The later stages of Pharaonic history : The third intermediate period ; The Kushite, Saite, and Persian periods --
6. The Graeco-Roman period : Mummification in the Graeco-Roman period ; Coffins and cartonnages ; The tombs ; Funerary beliefs --
7. The passage from this life to the next : From death to the funeral ; The funeral --
8. Animal mummies : The special case of sacred bulls ; Sacred crocodiles ; Cats ; Birds ; Rams --
9. The last mummies --
pt. 2. Mummification and science. 10. Historical background --
11. Methods of studying mummies : Clinical observation ; Photography ; Endoscopy ; Radiography (and medical imaging techniques) ; The study of hair ; Histology and anatomopathology, bacteriology ; The study of blood groups ; The study of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) ; Electron microscopy ; Carbon 14 (C₁₄) dating --
12. Mummies in museums : The mummies from the royal caches ; The mummies studied by P. H. K. Gray ; The work of A. Cockburn and his team ; The Manchester group ; The mummies in Czech collections ; The mummy in the Lyon Museum of Natural History ; The mummy in Hannover ; The mummy in the Leeds museum ; The mummy in the Bristol museum ; The mummies in the Brussels museums ; The mummies of Leiden ; Other studies ; Animal mummies --
13. Mummies at excavation sites : The work at Gebel Adda ; The mummies in the Valley of the Queens ; The cemeteries of Kellis (el-Dakhla Oasis) ; The mummies of Antinoe ; The cemeteries of el-Kharga Oasis ; Work at Saqqara ; The cemeteries of Adaima ; The Alexandrian cemeteries ; Mummies at Deir el-Medina --
14. What we learn from mummies : Human mummies ; Animal mummies --
Conclusion --
Appendix: Royal (and other) mummies : The royal and nonroyal mummies of the caches at Thebes ; The royal necropolis of Tanis ; Other mummies found with the royal mummies of the Theban tombs.
Other Titles: Momies et la mort en Egypte.
Responsibility: Françoise Dunand, Roger Lichtenberg ; foreword by Jean Yoyotte ; translated from the French by David Lorton.
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"Mummies are the things that fascinate us most about ancient Egypt. But what are mummies? How did the Egyptians create them? And why? What became of the people they once were? We are learning more all the time about the cultural processes surrounding mummification and the medical characteristics of ancient Egyptian mummies. In the first part of Mummies and Death in Egypt Franc̦oise Dunand gives an overview of the history of mummification in Egypt from the prehistoric to the Roman period. She thoroughly describes the preparations of the dead (tombs and their furnishings, funerary offerings, ornamentation of the corpse, coffins, and canopic jars), and she includes a separate chapter on the mummification of animals. She links these various practices and behaviors to the religious beliefs of classical Egypt. In the second part of this book, Roger Lichtenberg, a physician and archaeologist, offers a fascinating narrative of his forensic research on mummies, much of it conducted with a portable X-ray machine on archaeological digs. His findings have revealed new information on the ages of the mummified, their causes of death, and the illnesses and injuries they suffered. Together, Dunand and Lichtenberg provide a state-of-the-art account of the science of mummification and its social and religious context."--Publisher's website.

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