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Divine creatures : animal mummies in ancient Egypt

Author: Salima Ikram
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The invention of mummification enabled the ancient Egyptians to preserve the bodies not only of humans but also of animals, so that they could live forever. This book draws together studies on the different types of animal mummies, the methods of mummification, and the animal cemeteries located at sites throughout Egypt.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Divine creatures.
Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2006355101
(OCoLC)56912326
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Salima Ikram
ISBN: 9789774248580 9789774166969 9774248589 9774166965 193619001X 9781936190010
OCLC Number: 645822737
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 257 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Divine creatures: animal mummies / Salima Ikram --
Manufacturing divinity: the technology of mummification / Salima Ikram --
The sacred animal necropolis at North Saqqara: the cults and their catacombs / Paul T. Nicholson --
Bull cults / Aidan Dodson --
The cats of the goddess Bastet / Alain Zivie and Roger Lichtenberg --
Tuna al-Gebel: millions of ibises and other animals / Dieter Kessler and Abd el Halim Nur el-Din --
The cult and necropolis of the sacred ram at Mendes / Susan Redford and Donald B. Redford --
Sobek, Lord of the Land of the Lake / Edda Bresciani --
Protecting pets and cleaning crocodiles: the Animal Mummy Project / Salima Ikram.
Responsibility: edited by Salima Ikram.

Abstract:

The invention of mummification enabled the ancient Egyptians to preserve the bodies not only of humans but also of animals, so that they could live forever. This book draws together studies on the different types of animal mummies, the methods of mummification, and the animal cemeteries located at sites throughout Egypt.

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