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Mummies: Death and Life in Ancient Egypt Carol A.R. Andrews

Mummies: Death and Life in Ancient Egypt

Carol A.R. Andrews

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ISBN : 9780001955325
Paperback
224 pages
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Background: Place/History/People/Animal cults/Pharaoh/Death/Ka, Ba & Akh/Osiris myth/Universe/Creation myths/Popular & state religion/Legacy of EgyptMummification: Pre-dynastic burials/Early mummification attempts/Materials forMoreBackground: Place/History/People/Animal cults/Pharaoh/Death/Ka, Ba & Akh/Osiris myth/Universe/Creation myths/Popular & state religion/Legacy of EgyptMummification: Pre-dynastic burials/Early mummification attempts/Materials for mummification/Mummification process/ Examples of mummification/Mummified animals & birdsFunerary equipment: Shabtis/Osiris beds/Coffins & sarcophagi/Amulets & scarabs/Book of the Dead/Canopic jars & chests/Soul houses/Hypocephali/Model boatsFunerals & tombs: Funeral procession/Funerary rites/Tomb/ Mastabas/Rock-cut tombs/Pyramids/Saff tombs/Pyramid texts & funerary books/Tomb paintings/Contracts for eternityTomb robbers: Economic conditions in Egypt/Tomb-robbing in antiquity/Modern tomb-robbersAmarna, Tutankhamun & Tanis: Akhenaten & the changed state religion/New artistic style of the Amarna period/Tutankhamun/Return to the old religion/Excavation of Tutankhamuns tombMummies & Europe: Mummies in medieval Europe/Early travellers in Egypt/Growth of superstition/Archeology & scientific research