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Mummies, death and life in ancient Egypt

Author: James Hamilton-Paterson; Carol Andrews
Publisher: New York : Viking Books, 1979, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the mummification processes used in ancient Egypt and their relevance and importance to the religious beliefs and elaborate funeral rites of the Egyptians.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Hamilton-Paterson; Carol Andrews
ISBN: 0670495123 9780670495122
OCLC Number: 4775684
Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Background: Place --
History --
People --
Animal cults --
Pharaoh --
Death --
Ka, Ba, and Akh --
Osiris myth --
Universe --
Creation myths --
Popular and state religion --
Legacy of Egypt --
Mummification: Pre-dynastic burials --
Early mummification attempts --
Materials for mummification --
Mummification process --
Examples of mummification --
Mummified animals and birds --
Funerary equipment: Shabtis --
Osiris beds --
Coffins and sarcophagi --
Amulets and scarabs --
Book of the Dead --
Canopic jars and chests --
Soul houses --
Hypocephali --
Model boats --
Funerals and tombs: Funeral procession --
Funerary rites --
Tomb --
Mastabas --
Rock-cut tombs --
Pyramids --
Saff tombs --
Pyramid texts and funerary books --
Tomb paintings --
Contracts for eternity --
Tomb robbers: Economic conditions in Egypt --
Tomb-robbing in antiquity --
Modern tomb-robbers --
Amarna, Tutankhamun, and Tanis: Akhenaten and the changed state religion --
New artistic style of the Amarna period --
Tutankhamun --
Return to the old religion --
Excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb --
Mummies and Europe: Mummies in medieval Europe --
Early travellers in Egypt --
Growth of superstition --
Archaeology and scientific research.
Responsibility: James Hamilton-Paterson and Carol Andrews.

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Discusses the mummification processes used in ancient Egypt and their relevance and importance to the religious beliefs and elaborate funeral rites of the Egyptians.

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