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Mummies : life after death in ancient Egypt

Author: Renate Germer; Fiona Elliott; Hartwig Altenmüller; Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg.; Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum.; et al
Publisher: Munich ; New York : Prestel, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work provides a survey about the preservation of corpses in Egyptian Antiquity, from the simple embalming procedures practiced during the earlier dynasties to the highly sophisticated techniques  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition catalogues
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Renate Germer; Fiona Elliott; Hartwig Altenmüller; Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg.; Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum.; et al
ISBN: 3791318047 9783791318042 3791317822 9783791317823
OCLC Number: 36887565
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: "This book has been published in conjunction with the exhibition 'Mummies : life after death in ancient Egypt', held at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (January 24-April 20, 1997) and the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim (June 22-November, 30, 1997)"--Title page verso.
Description: 141 pages : illustrations (some color), 1 color map ; 30 cm
Contents: I. The Mummy --
A Body for Eternity. In the Embalmer's Workshop. Amulets --
Protection for the Mummy. The Afterlife. Funerary Rituals. The Opening of the Mouth. Mummiform Coffins. The Judgement of the Dead. Grave Goods for the Afterlife. The Deceased and Osiris. Clues from Canopic Jars. Animal Mummies. Burials during the Middle Kingdom. Three Coffins for One Mummy. Gilded Cartonnage Masks for Everyone. Egypt under Roman Rule. Mummy Portraits --
Only in Roman Egypt. 'Becoming Osiris'. The Decline of the Embalmer's Art. The Mummy Case of the Boy Paynakht --
II. Ancient Egyptian Mummies in Europe --
From Medical Remedy to Society Pastime. The Lubeck Apothecaries' Mummy. Mummies in the Curiosity Cabinets of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Mummies on the Billiard Table --
III. Modern Research into Mummies. The Potential of X-Ray Technology --
Facial Reconstruction. 'Virtual' Mummies --
Unwrapped by the Click of a Mouse. Looking a Mummy in the Mouth. The Genealogy of Mummies.
Responsibility: by Renate Germer ; with contributions by Hartwig Altenmüller ... [et al. ; [translated from the German by Fiona Elliott].

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