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Soulful creatures : animal mummies in ancient Egypt

Author: Edward Bleiberg; Yekaterina Barbash; Lisa Bruno; Brooklyn Museum.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Brooklyn Museum in association with D Giles Ltd, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fascinating mix of archaeology, history, and medical imaging shedding new light on ancient Egyptian animal mummies, this fully illustrated volume explores the important role granted to animals in Egyptian life--they were seen as equals to humans within creation, endowed with souls. By providing vital background information, backed up with scientific examination of the techniques of mummification, this new book is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Bleiberg; Yekaterina Barbash; Lisa Bruno; Brooklyn Museum.
ISBN: 9780872731745 087273174X 9781907804274 1907804277
OCLC Number: 834397132
Notes: Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt," organized by the Brooklyn Museum from its collections.
Description: 151 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword / Arnold L. Lehman --
Preface and acknowledgments / Edward Bleiberg --
A brief chronology of ancient Egypt --
How the ancient Egyptians viewed the animal world / Yekaterina Barbash --
Animal mummies : the souls of the gods / Edward Bleiberg --
The scientific examination of animal mummies / Lisa Bruno --
Appendix : Possible precursors to the animal cults / Yekaterina Barbash.
Responsibility: Edward Bleiberg, Yekaterina Barbash, Lisa Bruno.

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In one Ancient Egyptian animal cemetery alone, over five million individual ibis mummies have been discovered - this book explains why they were there.  Read more...

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"This beautifully illustrated book - sheds new light on the uniquely Ancient Egyptian practice of animal mummification" - - Sarah Griffiths, Ancient Egypt Magazine

 
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