The Royal Mummies
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Immortality in Ancient EgyptFrancis Janot
Introduction by Zahi Hawass
A spectacular new look at what lay behind the mummification of Egypt’s monarchs

Embalming, the art that people had learned from the god Anubis, was the practical intervention that checked the ineluctable decomposition of the pharaoh’s body—a battle that had to be won, since the cosmic order itself depended on its successful outcome. This lavishly illustrated book acquaints the readers with both the physical procedures and the religious rites involved in preparing a royal corpse for eternity, allowing the regenerated body—transfigured and wrapped in linen bandages—to proceed along the paths fraught with danger that led to the Field of Reeds, the ancient Egyptian paradise. The modern discovery of the royal mummies is described, and the latest research on the mummies themselves is presented, including X-rays and CT scans, which help us to understand not only how particular pharaohs died out but also what ailments they may have suffered in life, and in some cases what the living person actually looked like.

Product Specifications
Writer : Francis Janot , Introduction by Zahi Hawass
English Edition : Sep 2008
Hardbound : 368 pp. 454 color illus.
ISBN : 978 977 416 212 1
Product Dimensions : 10x14x1.2 inch
Weight : 3 kg
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Category: A.U.C. Press Books

Subcategory: Archaeology and Ancient Egypt

Quantity: 1
Price:   $ 44.99
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