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The mummy in ancient Egypt : equipping the dead for eternity

Author: Salima Ikram; Aidan Dodson
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, 1998.
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"The Mummy in Ancient Egypt is the first modern account to survey the entire panoply of Egyptian burial equipment over 3,000 years. It first examines burial rites and tomb development, from the Giza pyramids to the underground chambers in the Valley of the Kings and beyond. Great discoveries are described, from Belzoni's early explorations and the uncovering at Thebes of the royal burial caches to Tutankhamun's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Salima Ikram; Aidan Dodson
ISBN: 0500050880 9780500050880
OCLC Number: 39441838
Description: 352 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: The ancient Egyptian burial --
The resurrection of the mummies --
Mummies and the art of mummification --
Amulets, jewellery and other ornaments --
Wrappings --
Masks and external ornaments --
Coffins --
Sarcophagi --
Canopic equipment --
Timeline --
Glossary --
The cemeteries of Egypt --
Maps --
Gazetteer of the royal cemeteries --
The royal burial caches --
The kings of Egypt : their mummies, coffins and sarcophagi --
The royal mummies : a descriptive catalogue --
Mummies in the media.
Responsibility: Salima Ikram and Aidan Dodson.

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"The Mummy in Ancient Egypt is the first modern account to survey the entire panoply of Egyptian burial equipment over 3,000 years. It first examines burial rites and tomb development, from the Giza pyramids to the underground chambers in the Valley of the Kings and beyond. Great discoveries are described, from Belzoni's early explorations and the uncovering at Thebes of the royal burial caches to Tutankhamun's magnificent tomb and recent scientific detective-work using X-rays and CAT-scanners." "The book then provides the most detailed survey ever of changing burial practices during the pharaonic era. Working from the mummy outwards, Ikram and Dodson reveal the evolution of methods for treating the body, wrapping it, adorning it and sheltering it. In so doing, they give for the first time a comprehensive account of the development of mummy masks, coffins, sarcophagi and canopic equipment. All the latest research is incorporated, some carried out by the authors themselves."--Jacket.

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