Conversations with Mummies: New Light on the Lives of Ancient Egyptians

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The secrets of ancient Egypt are revealed in this lavishly illustrated study that explores the advances in historical research made possible by the latest state-of-the-art paleopathology technology. The dialogues in this important discussion bring to life a variety of ancient peoples?from the scribe who painted on the walls to the royal family of Sethos I?and sheds light on the daily life in the time of the pharaohs. Also discussing the work of daring researchers who reenact mummification ...

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Old Saybrook Saybrook Hardcover 192 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. HISTORY. Thanks to modern technology scientists can peer beneath 3, 000-year-old linen ... wrappings to learn about the individuals preserved inside without disturbing their fragile remains. Conversations with Mummies introduces the reader to ancient Egyptians from every walk of life and lets them tell their own stories. Illustrated throughout in color (Key Words: History, Ancient History, Ancient Egypt, Mummies). Read more Show Less

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The secrets of ancient Egypt are revealed in this lavishly illustrated study that explores the advances in historical research made possible by the latest state-of-the-art paleopathology technology. The dialogues in this important discussion bring to life a variety of ancient peoples—from the scribe who painted on the walls to the royal family of Sethos I—and sheds light on the daily life in the time of the pharaohs. Also discussing the work of daring researchers who reenact mummification rituals, this fascinating volume offers a wealth of knowledge about the scientific, cultural, and historical impacts of mummies.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781568527215
  • Publisher: Konecky, William S. Associates, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/14/2009
  • Pages: 191
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Rosalie David is the former keeper of Egyptology at the Manchester Museum, the director of the International Mummy Database, and the first female professor of Egyptology in Britain. She is the author of numerous books on Egyptian history, including Ancient Egypt, Handbook to Life in Ancient Egypt, and Religion and Magic in Ancient Egypt. Rick Archbold is a writer, an editor, a nature conservationist, and the author of An Artist in Nature and Natural Worlds. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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