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    DescriptionThis work examines Egyptian mummies as artifacts in pre - 1900 America - how they got here, what happened to them afterwards, and how they were perceived by the public and archaeologists. Collected newspaper accounts and other documents reveal the progression of American interest in mummies as curiosities, commodities, and cultural lessons. Numerous mummies which no longer exist are identified, and commentary on mummy coffins and discussion of methods of public exhibition are included.


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    Title
    Mummies in Nineteenth Century America
    Subtitle
    Ancient Egyptians as Artifacts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) S.J. Wolfe, By (author) Robert Singerman, Foreword by Robert (Bob) M. Brier
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 292
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780786439416
    ISBN 10: 0786439416
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB, 1QDAE
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    BIC subject category V2: HDDG
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BIC subject category V2: GM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.7
    BIC E4L: LIB
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036040, HIS002030
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB, 1QDAE
    DC22: 932.007473
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: GLZ, NKD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB, 1QBAE
    Illustrations note
    ca. 75 photos, notes, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    McFarland & Co Inc
    Imprint name
    McFarland & Co Inc
    Publication date
    15 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Jefferson, NC
    Author Information
    S.J. Wolfe is a senior cataloger and serials specialist at the American Antiquarian Society. Over the past 20 years, she has been lecturing on ancient Egyptian culture and presenting mummy research at conferences such as the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing and New England Historical Association. She lives in Worcester, Massachusetts.