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    Death in Ancient Egypt (Paperback) By (author) A. Jeffrey Spencer


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    DescriptionIn this survey, the author gives an account of Egyptian burial customs, the reasons for their existence and how they changed in response to developments in religion. The author describes the tombs and the objects inside them - furniture, food, inscriptions, temples for animal gods - and shows how the Egyptians coped with the problems of security involved in guarding the afterlife of their dead. He goes on to demonstrate how recent scientific developments have added a new dimension to research, enabling scholars to trace family relationships, identify prevalent diseases and sometimes to discover the full pathological case histories of mummies, producing a detailed picture of this culture.

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    Death in Ancient Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) A. Jeffrey Spencer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 207 g
    ISBN 13: 9780140136890
    ISBN 10: 0140136894

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    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, JHBT, HBJH
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP1
    Abridged Dewey: 301
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
    LC classification: GN
    DC21: 393.0932
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    28 May 1992
    Publication City/Country