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    The Royal Mummies (Catalogue General Des Antiquites Egyptiennes Du Musee Du Caire, Nos 61051-61100 : Service Des Antiquites De L'Egypte) (Paperback) By (author) G. Elliot Smith

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    DescriptionEgypt is unique among ancient civilisations in that the physical remains of a good many of the country's ruling elite, thanks to mummification, have survived intact down to the present day. Originally buried in splendour in the Valley of the Kings and elsewhere, these mummies were later hidden for safekeeping in a number of easily guarded 'caches' dotted around the vast Theban necropolis. Two were discovered in 1881 (at Deir el-Bahri) and 1898 (in the tomb of Amenophis II), containing the bodies of more then 50 kings, queens, lesser royals and nobles who lived in the second half of the second millennium BC. "The Royal Mummies", first published in 1912 and long out of print, remains the basic text on the Egyptian royal dead. Heavily illustrated with photographs and line drawings, it includes extensive physical and archaeological descriptions of all the principal human remains from the two finds, including some of Egypt's most famous kings - Ahmose, Tuthmosis III, Amenophis III, Akhenaten, Sethos I and Ramesses II.


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    Title
    The Royal Mummies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) G. Elliot Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 291 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 872 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780715629598
    ISBN 10: 071562959X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: HDDG
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: SOC036000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07, 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS009000
    DC21: 932.014
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE, 3B
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NKD, NHHA
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    with 103 b/w pls, 20 figs
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    01 August 2000
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Sir Grafton Elliot Smith (1871-1937) was the first chair-holder at the Cairo School of Medicine and investigated the brains of Egyptian mummies. He was the leading expert on the evolution of the brain of his day.