Ancient Lives New Discoveries

Author: John H. Taylor
Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780714119120
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In recent years, British Museum curators have collaborated with scientists and medical experts to find new ways of studying ancient Egyptian mummies. Ever-developing, non-invasive scanning techniques have produced astonishing results, allowing us to understand more clearly how people lived and died in the ancient Nile Valley. Piecing together key biographical data and information, it has been possible for the first time to discover more about who these people were in ancient Egyptian society, their status and beliefs. Eight significant mummies are 'explored', each carefully selected to tell a different story. They include a young female temple singer, an unknown man of high status, and a child from the Roman era. For each of the mummies featured, a personal profile is built up, leading on to an investigation of a particular aspect of life or death in the ancient society to which they belonged. Diet, disease, personal adornment and childhood are just some of the themes covered and help to remind us that all the mummies were once living people. CT scans have revealed a wealth of information, such as the health problems that the individual must have suffered during life, age at death and sometimes cause of death, the manner of mummification and on occasion irregularities in the process. Illustrated throughout with astonishing CT images (segments and 3D models), the book reveals each stage of the virtual unwrapping. As each layer is removed, the reader is able to observe the bandages, skin, muscles, skeleton and internal organs, as well as any objects placed inside the mummies. Technology is transforming our understanding of these past inhabitants of the Nile valley, refining previous interpretations and providing answers to long-held questions. In some cases, we have at last been able to 'see' the person behind the mask.Funerary objects are also highlighted for context: for example, non-invasive imaging of the contents of canopic jars; analyses of embalming substances, and identification of wood species and pigment types used in coffins. The majority of the material is drawn from the British Museum's extensive Egypt and Sudan collections. With over 200 specially commissioned photographs, Ancient Lives, new discoveries sets out to shine a new light on the past.

Mummies Made in Egypt

Author: Aliki
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0064460118
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Aliki describes and illustrates the techniques and the reasons for the use of mummification in ancient Egypt.

Regarding the Dead

Author: Alexandra Fletcher
Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780861591978
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A key publication on the British Museum's approach to the ethical issues surrounding the inclusion of human remains in museum collections and possible solutions to the dilemmas relating to their curation, storage, access management and display.

Mummies Disease and Ancient Cultures

Author: Thomas Aidan Cockburn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316342409
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To look upon a mummy is to come face to face with our past. This book presents the story of mummification as a practice worldwide. Mummies have been found on every continent, some deliberately preserved as with the ancient Egyptians using a variety of complex techniques, others accidentally by dry baking heat, intense cold and ice, or by tanning in peat bogs. By examining these preserved humans, we can get profound insights into the lives, health, culture and deaths of individuals and populations long gone. The first edition of this book was acclaimed as a classic. This readable new edition builds on these foundations, investigating the fantastic new findings in South America, Europe and the Far East. It will be a 'must-have' volume for anyone working in paleopathology and a fascinating read for all those interested in anthropology, archaeology, and the history of medicine.

Conversations with Mummies

Author: Ann Rosalie David
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781865083285
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Combining the best of 21st century technology with an exploration of ancient Egyptian culture, this lavishly illustrated book reconstructs the daily lives of ancient Egyptians.

Mummy Cat

Author: Marcus Ewert
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544340825
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"Mummy Cat prowls his pyramid home, longing for his beloved owner. As he roams the tomb, lavish murals above his head display scenes of the cat with his young Egyptian queen. Hidden hieroglyphs deepen the tale and are explained in an informative author'snote"--

Cleopatra

Author: Joyce Tyldesley
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465018920
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An Egyptologist strips away preconceptions about Cleopatra in a biography of the extraordinary Egyptian queen, detailing her remarkable intelligence and linguistic expertise, her liaisons with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, her ruthless political maneuverings in pursuit of power and more. Reprint.

Omm Sety s Egypt

Author: Hanny El Zeini
Publisher: St Lynns Press
ISBN: 9780976763130
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Revelations in Egyptology, based on the diaries of Dorothy Eady, better known as Omm Sety.

The Land of Stories The Wishing Spell

Author: Chris Colfer
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316204919
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Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales. The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.

The Occult Imagination in Britain 1875 1947

Author: Christine Ferguson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351168304
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Between 1875 and 1947, a period bookended, respectively, by the founding of the Theosophical Society and the death of notorious occultist celebrity Aleister Crowley, Britain experienced an unparalleled efflorescence of engagement with unusual occult schema and supernatural phenomena such as astral travel, ritual magic, and reincarnationism. Reflecting the signal array of responses by authors, artists, actors, impresarios and popular entertainers to questions of esoteric spirituality and belief, this interdisciplinary collection demonstrates the enormous interest in the occult during a time typically associated with the rise of secularization and scientific innovation. The contributors describe how the occult realm functions as a turbulent conceptual and affective space, shifting between poles of faith and doubt, the sacrosanct and the profane, the endemic and the exotic, the forensic and the fetishistic. Here, occultism emerges as a practice and epistemology that decisively shapes the literary enterprises of writers such as Dion Fortune and Arthur Machen, artists such as Pamela Colman Smith, and revivalists such as Rolf Gardiner