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Mummies, magic and medicine in ancient Egypt : essays in honour of Rosalie David

Author: Campbell Price
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016.
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This volume presents the latest research on three of the most important aspects of ancient Egyptian civilisation: mummies, magic and medicine. Drawing on recent archaeological fieldwork, new research  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Campbell Price
ISBN: 1784992437 9781784992439
OCLC Number: 976987828
Description: xxxvii, 475 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Rosalie David: a biographical sketch - Joyce TyldesleyMy first meeting with Rosalie David - Kay HinkleyPart I: Pharaonic sacred landscapes1 Go West: on the ancient means of approach to the Saqqara Necropolis - Aidan Dodson 2 Sacred animal necropolis at North Saqqara: narrative of a ritual landscape - Paul T. Nicholson3 The Manchester 'funeral' ostracon: A sketch of a funerary ritual? - Peter Robinson4 The tomb of the 'Two Brothers' revisited - Steven Snape5 A review of the monuments of Unnefer, High Priest of Osiris at Abydos in the reign of Ramesses II - Angela P. Thomas6 Thoughts on Seth the con-man - Philip Turner7 A Psamtek ushabti and a granite block from Sais (Sa el-Hagar) - Penelope WilsonPart II: Magico-medical practices in ancient Egypt 8 A most uncommon amulet - Carol Andrews9 The sting of the scorpion - Mark Collier10 Magico-medical aspects in the myth of Osiris - Essam el-Saeed11 Trauma care, surgery and remedies in ancient Egypt: a reassessment - Roger Forshaw 12 One and the same? An investigation into the connection between veterinary and medical practice in ancient Egypt - Conni Lord 13 Bread and beer in ancient Egyptian medicine - Ryan Metcalfe14 On the function of 'healing' statues - Campbell Price15 Writings for good health in social context: Middle and New Kingdom comparisons - Stephen Quirke16 Schistosomiasis: ancient and modern. The application of scientific techniques to diagnose the disease - Patricia Rutherford17 An unusual funerary figurine of the early Eighteenth Dynasty - John H. TaylorPart III: Understanding Egyptian mummies18 The biology of ancient Egyptians and Nubians - Don Brothwell19 Further thoughts on Tutankhamun's death and embalming - Robert Connolly and Glenn Godenho20 Proving Herodotus and Diodorus? Head space analysis of 'eau de mummy' using Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry - David Counsell21 Science in Egyptology: the scientific study of Egyptian mummies - initial phase 1973-79 - Alan Curry22 Slices of mummy: a thin perspective - John Denton23 Life and death in the desert: a bioarchaeological study of human remains from the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt - Tosha Dupras et al.24 An investigation into the evidence of age-related osteoporosis in three Egyptian mummies. - Mervyn Harris25 The Egyptian mummy tissue bank - Patricia Lambert-Zazulak26 The enigma of the Red Shroud Mummies - Robert D. Loynes27 The evolution of imaging ancient Egyptian animal mummies at the University of Manchester, 1972-2014 - Lidija M. McKnight and Stephanie Atherton-Woolham28 'Eaten by Maggots': the sorry tale of Mr Fuller's Coffin - Robert G. MorkotPart IV: Science and experimental approaches in Egyptology29 Scientific studies of Pharaonic remains: Imaging - Judith E. Adams30 Education, innovation and preservation: the lasting legacy of Sir Grafton Elliot Smith - Jenefer Cockitt31 Making an ancient Egyptian contraceptive: Learning from experiment and experience - Rosalind Janssen32 Iron from the sky: the role of meteorite iron in the development of iron-working techniques in ancient Egypt - Diane Johnson and Joyce Tyldesley33 A bag-style tunic found on the Manchester Museum mummy '1770' - Susan Martin34 'Palmiform' columns: an alternative design source - Peter Phillips35 Scientific evaluation of experiments in Egyptian archaeology - Denys A. Stocks36 Snake busters: experiments in fracture patterns of ritual figurines - Kasia Szpakowska and Rich JohnstonIndex -- .
Responsibility: edited by Campbell Price [and five others].


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