Egyptians are perhaps best known for the fascinating ways in which they grappled with the mysteries of death and the afterlife. This illustrated book draws on the British Museum's world-famous collection of mummies and other funerary evidence to offer an account of Egyptian beliefs in an afterlife and examine the ways in which Egyptian society responded materially to the challenges these beliefs imposed. The book describes the numerous provisions made for the dead and the intricate rituals carried out on their behalf. It looks at embalming, coffins and sarcophagi, "shabti" figures, magic and rituals, and amulets and payri, as well as the mummification of sacred animals, which were buried by the millions in vast labyrinthine catacombs. The text also reflects developments in the interpretation of Egyptian burial practices, such as the use of noninvasive imaging techniques to look inside the wrappings of a mummy and the chemical analysis of materials used in the embalming process. "Death and the afterlife in Ancient Egypt" illuminates apects of this complex culture that still perplexes researchers more than 3000 years after it's decline.
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Descrizione libro University Of Chicago Press, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0226791645
Descrizione libro University Of Chicago Press, 2001. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface 1. Death and Resurrection in Ancient Egyptian Society 2. The Eternal Body: Mummification 3. Provisioning the Dead 4. Funerary Figurines: Servants for the Afterlife 5. The Threshold of Eternity: Tombs, Cemeteries and Mortuary Cults 6. Magic and Ritual for the Dead 7. The Chest of Life: Coffins and Sarcophagi 8. The Burial and Mummification of Animals Bibliography Chronology Illustration References Index. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0226791645
Descrizione libro University Of Chicago Press, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0226791645
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Descrizione libro University of Chicago Press, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110226791645