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Modern mummies : the preservation of the human body in the twentieth century

Author: Christine Quigley
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©1998.
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For many, a mummy is an Egyptian pharaoh, wrapped in cloth, found in a pyramid by archaeologists. This book tells the stories about the famous and the not-so-famous mummies, along with a broader look  Read more...

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Quigley, Christine, 1963-
Modern mummies.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©1998
(OCoLC)606975723
Online version:
Quigley, Christine, 1963-
Modern mummies.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©1998
(OCoLC)607775329
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Quigley
ISBN: 0786404922 9780786404926 9780786428519 0786428511
OCLC Number: 38014108
Description: vii, 263 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. What Has Been, May Be, Can Be, and Will Be Done: The History, Law, and Science of Modern Mummification --
2. Lying in State: Icons, Idols, and Eccentrics --
3. Occupational Hazards: Outlaws, Victims, and Local Folks --
4. Learning About Life and Death: Teaching Aids, Test Subjects, and Teratology Specimens --
5. Buying Immortality: Emulations, Innovations, and Applications --
6. Accidents of Nature: Adventurers, Explorers, and a Spelunker --
7. Acts of Faith: Servants, Patriarchs, and Believers --
8. Mummy Miscellany: Eviction, Collection, and Neglect --
9. Conclusion.
Responsibility: by Christine Quigley.

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