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Mummies, myth, and magic in ancient Egypt

Author: Christine El Mahdy
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the origins and purpose of mummification, clears up misconceptions about mummies, and looks at recent scientific studies.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine El Mahdy
ISBN: 9780500050552 0500050554
OCLC Number: 20703865
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The road to eternity. Discovering the mummies --
Making a mummy --
pt. 2. Unfolding the past. Analyzing the mummies --
pt. 3. Myth and magic. Burial in Ancient Egypt --
Gods, spells and amulets --
Animals cults --
The curse and other myths.
Responsibility: Christine El Mahdy.

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Describes the origins and purpose of mummification, clears up misconceptions about mummies, and looks at recent scientific studies.

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