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To live forever : Egyptian treasures from the Brooklyn Museum

Author: Edward Bleiberg; Kara Cooney; Brooklyn Museum.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Brooklyn Museum ; London : in association with D Giles, 2008.
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"This new book draws on important ancient Egyptian monuments from the superb collection of the Brooklyn Museum to illustrate Egyptian strategies for defeating death and living forever. The book answers the questions at the core of the public's fascination with ancient Egypt, and explains the their beliefs about death and the afterlife, the process of mummification, the conduct of a funeral, and the different types  Read more...
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Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Bleiberg; Kara Cooney; Brooklyn Museum.
ISBN: 9780872731592 0872731596 9781904832522 1904832520
OCLC Number: 159822564
Description: 152 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: A brief chronology of ancient Egypt --
To live forever: Egyptian funerary beliefs and practices / Edward Bleiberg --
Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife --
Mummification and rank --
The elite funeral --
Tombs over time: an inventory --
How much did a coffin cost? the social and economic aspects of funerary arts in ancient Egypt / Kathlyn M. Cooney --
Purchasing a coffin --
Purchasing other funerary equipment --
Buying with one's price range --
Funerary arts and social inequality --
Usurpation and reuse of burial goods --
The social and economic meaning of funerary art.
Responsibility: Edward Bleiberg ; with an essay by Kathlyn M. Cooney.
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Draws on over 120 ancient Egyptian objects from the world-renowned collection of the Brooklyn Museum.  Read more...

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