Egyptian Mummies / Edition 2

Egyptian Mummies / Edition 2

by Carol Andrews
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674013913

ISBN-13: 9780674013919

Pub. Date: 01/30/2004

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Why did the Egyptians try to preserve their dead for eternity? How did they succeed? Carol Andrews answers these questions in a fully illustrated survey of the techniques of mummification, the religious beliefs that lay behind the practice, the ornate coffins and elaborate tombs that housed the bodies, and the grave goods that accompanied them. She explains how

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Why did the Egyptians try to preserve their dead for eternity? How did they succeed? Carol Andrews answers these questions in a fully illustrated survey of the techniques of mummification, the religious beliefs that lay behind the practice, the ornate coffins and elaborate tombs that housed the bodies, and the grave goods that accompanied them. She explains how animals also came to be embalmed and relates the curious role assumed by Egyptian mummies in European culture and mythology. This book has long proved fascinating reading; it is now available in an updated format.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674013919
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/30/2004
Series:
British Museum Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.64(h) x 0.38(d)

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