The Mummy in Ancient Egypt: Equipping the Dead for Eternity (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Mummy in Ancient Egypt The first part of this book provides an overview of burial rites and tomb development in ancient Egypt, from the Giza pyramids to the Valley of the Kings and beyond. The second part presents a detailed survey of changing burial practice during the pharaonic era.
- Published: 20 July 1998
- Format: Hardback 352 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780500050880 ISBN 10: 0500050880
- Sales rank: 1,404,964
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Full description for The Mummy in Ancient Egypt
Mummies have gripped the popular imagination through highly publicized discoveries and macabre horror movies. But for the ancient Egyptians, mummification and a full set of magical "machinery" including a tomb, a sarcophagus, masks, amulets and canopic jars was essential to secure eternal life. This work comprises a survey of the entire panoply of Egyptian burial equipment over 3,000 years. Part 1 provides an overview of burial rites and tomb development, from the Giza pyramids to the Valley of the Kings and beyond. Great discoveries are documented, from Belzoni's early explorations to Tutankhamun's magnificent tomb and recent scientific detective-work using x-rays and CAT-scanners. Part 2 provides a detailed survey of changing burial practices during the pharonic era. The authors reveal the evolution of methods for treating the body. All important innovations are described, incorporating the latest research, some carried out by the authors themselves.