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    Egyptian Mummies (Shire Egyptology) (Paperback) By (author) Barbara Adams

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    DescriptionA concise history of the development of the process of mummification in ancient Egypt. It commences with the burial practices of Predynastic times and then goes through the material evidence for mummification from the Early Dynastic Period to its decline in Roman times. The discussion of the mummies of each period is set in the contect of the prevailing funerary customs, and a description of the funeral and the refined methods used in the New Kingdom is given. There is a section on the practice of animal mummification in the later periods. The book ends with an updated chapter that summarises the modern research into the subject from Greek times up to the present day.


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    Title
    Egyptian Mummies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barbara Adams
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 150 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780852639443
    ISBN 10: 0852639449
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/NAFRIC, CULT/EAFRIC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    LC classification: CC
    DC22: 393.30932
    BIC subject category V2: 1HBE
    DC21: 393.30932
    LC subject heading:
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    49 b/w pls and figs
    Publisher
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Imprint name
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Publication date
    04 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Buckinghamshire
    Author Information
    The late Barbara Adams became interested in ancient Egyptian mummies as a child. After starting her museum career at the Natural History Museum in the Entomology and Palaeontology departments, she moved to the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology at University College London, where is was the Research Curator. Her interest in Egyptian archaeology expanded to cover all types of artefacts and led her to participation in fieldwork at the site of Hierakonpolis in Upper Egypt, where is co-directed the excavations.
    Table of contents
    Predynastic and Early Dynastic; Old Kingdom; Middle Kingdom; Mummification and the funeral in the New Kingdom; Second Intermediate and New Kingdom; Twenty-first Dynasty and later periods; Modern studies and bibliography; Museums to visit.