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    DescriptionEgyptians are perhaps best known for the fascinating ways in which they grappled with the mysteries of death and the afterlife. This illustrated book draws on the British Museum's world-famous collection of mummies and other funerary evidence to offer an account of Egyptian beliefs in an afterlife and examine the ways in which Egyptian society responded materially to the challenges these beliefs imposed. The book describes the numerous provisions made for the dead and the intricate rituals carried out on their behalf. It looks at embalming, coffins and sarcophagi, "shabti" figures, magic and rituals, and amulets and payri, as well as the mummification of sacred animals, which were buried by the millions in vast labyrinthine catacombs. The text also reflects developments in the interpretation of Egyptian burial practices, such as the use of noninvasive imaging techniques to look inside the wrappings of a mummy and the chemical analysis of materials used in the embalming process. "Death and the afterlife in Ancient Egypt" illuminates apects of this complex culture that still perplexes researchers more than 3000 years after it's decline.


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    Title
    Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John H. Taylor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 189 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780226791647
    ISBN 10: 0226791645
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: THEO/ACADEM
    BIC subject category V2: JHBZ
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AFRICN
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25420
    DC21: 299.31
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    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS009000, HIS002030
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    DC22: 299/.31
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    LC classification: BL2450.D43 T39 2001
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    2nd
    Illustrations note
    160 colour plates, 25 halftones
    Publisher
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    30 May 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    John H. Taylor is an assistant keeper in the Department of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Musuem. He is the author of "Egyptian Coffins, Unwrapping a Mummy," and "Egypt and Nubia."
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    Of all the ancient peoples, the Egyptians are perhaps best known for the fascinating ways in which they grappled with the mysteries of death and the afterlife. This beautifully illustrated book draws on the British Museum's world-famous collection of mummies and other funerary evidence to offer an accessible account of Egyptian beliefs in an afterlife and examine the ways in which Egyptian society responded materially to the challenges these beliefs imposed. The author describes in detail the numerous provisions made for the dead and the intricate rituals carried out on their behalf. He considers embalming, coffins and sarcophagi, "shabti" figures, magic and ritual, and amulets and papyri, as well as the mummification of sacred animals, which were buried by the millions in vast labyrinthine catacombs. The text also reflects recent developments in the interpretation of Egyptian burial practices, and incorporates the results of much new scientific research. Newly acquired information derives from a range of sophisticated applications, such as the use of noninvasive imaging techniques to look inside the wrappings of a mummy, and the chemical analysis of materials used in the embalming process. Authoritative, concise, and lucidly written, "Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt" illuminates aspects of this complex, vibrant culture that still perplex us more than 3,000 years later.