Egyptian Mummies And Modern Science

Author: Rosalie David
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139467948
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Egyptian mummies have always aroused popular and scientific interest; however, most modern studies, although significantly increased in number and range, have been published in specialist journals. Now, this unique book, written by a long-established team of scientists, brings this exciting, cross-disciplinary area of research to a wider readership. It shows how this team's multidisciplinary, investigative methods and the unique resource of the Egyptian Mummy Tissue Bank are being used for the new major international investigations of disease evolution and ancient Egyptian pharmacy and pharmacology. It also assesses the current status of palaeopathology and ancient DNA research, and treatments available for conserving mummified remains. Descriptions of the historical development of Egyptian mummifications and medicine and detailed references to previous scientific investigations provide the context for firsthand accounts of cutting-edge research by prominent specialists in this field, demonstrating how these techniques can contribute to a new perspective on Egyptology.

Science In The Study Of Ancient Egypt

Author: Sonia Zakrzewski
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317391942
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Science in the Study of Ancient Egypt takes an innovative and integrated approach to the use of scientific techniques and methodologies within the study of ancient Egypt. Accessibly demonstrating how to integrate scientific methodologies into Egyptology broadly, and in Egyptian archaeology in particular, this volume will help to maximise the amount of information that can be obtained within a study of ancient Egypt, be it in the field, museum, or laboratory. Using a range of case studies which exemplify best practice within Egyptian archaeological science, Science in the Study of Ancient Egypt presents both the scientific methods of analysis available and their potential applications to Egyptologists. Although Egyptology has mainly shown a marked lack of engagement with recent archaeological science, the authors illustrate the inclusive but varied nature of the scientific archaeology which is now being undertaken, demonstrating how new analytical techniques can develop greater understanding of Egyptian data.

The Bioarchaeology Of Mummies

Author: Kenneth C. Nystrom
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429842457
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The modern manifestation of mummy studies began to take shape in the 1970s and has experienced significant growth during the last several decades, largely due to biomedical interest in soft tissue pathology. Although this points to a vibrant field, there are indications that we need to take stock of where it is today and how it may develop in the future, and this volume responds to those demands. In many ways, mummy studies and skeletal bioarchaeology are "sister-disciplines," sharing data sources, methodologies, and practitioners. Given these close connections, this book considers whether paradigmatic shifts that influenced the development of the latter also impacted the former. Whilst there are many available books discussing mummy research, most recent field-wide reviews adopt a biomedical perspective to explore a particular mummy or collection of mummies. The Bioarchaeology of Mummies is a unique attempt at a synthetic, state-of-the-field critical analysis which considers the field from an explicitly anthropological perspective. This book is written for both skeletal bioarcheologists that may not be familiar with the scope of mummy research, and mummy researchers from biomedical fields that may not be as acquainted with current research trends within bioarchaeology.

The Scientific Study Of Mummies

Author: Arthur C. Aufderheide
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521818261
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Originally published in 2003, this is a lavishly illustrated reference volume on mummies and what can be learned from them worldwide.

Der Mann Im Eis

Author: Konrad Spindler
Editor: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3709165997
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The Oxford Handbook Of The Valley Of The Kings

Author: Richard H. Wilkinson
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019993164X
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The royal necropolis of New Kingdom Egypt, known as the Valley of the Kings (KV), is one of the most important--and celebrated--archaeological sites in the world. Located on the west bank of the Nile river, about three miles west of modern Luxor, the valley is home to more than sixty tombs, all dating to the second millennium BCE. The most famous of these is the tomb of Tutankhamun, first discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. Other famous pharaoh's interred here include Hatshepsut, the only queen found in the valley, and Ramesses II, ancient Egypt's greatest ruler. Much has transpired in the study and exploration of the Valley of the Kings over the last few years. Several major discoveries have been made, notably the many-chambered KV5 (tomb of the sons of Ramesses II) and KV 63, a previously unknown tomb found in the heart of the valley. Many areas of the royal valley have been explored for the first time using new technologies, revealing ancient huts, shrines, and stelae. New studies of the DNA, filiation, cranio-facial reconstructions, and other aspects of the royal mummies have produced important and sometimes controversial results. The Oxford Handbook of the Valley of the Kings provides an up-to-date and thorough reference designed to fill a very real gap in the literature of Egyptology. It will be an invaluable resource for scholars, teachers, and researchers with an interest in this key area of Egyptian archaeology. First, introductory chapters locate the Valley of the Kings in space and time. Subsequent chapters offer focused examinations of individual tombs: their construction, content, development, and significance. Finally, the book discusses the current status of ongoing issues of preservation and archaeology, such as conservation, tourism, and site management. In addition to recent work mentioned above, aerial imaging, remote sensing, studies of the tombs' architectural and decorative symbolism, problems of conservation site management, and studies of KV-related temples are just some of the aspects not covered in any other work on the Valley of the Kings. This volume promises to become the primary scholarly reference work on this important World Heritage Site.

Evidence Embalmed

Author: Ann Rosalie David
Editor: Manchester Univ Pr
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Aegypten Und Aegyptisches Leben Im Altertum

Author: Adolf Ermann
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ISBN: 9783957703880
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Egyptian Mummies Hb

Author: Smith,
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136188851
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Ancient Egyptian Mummy

Author: Joyce A. Tyldesley
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ISBN: 9781844422678
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The Mummy follows the history of mummification in Egypt from the dynastic age to the present day, including a consideration of the mummy in modern popular culture (films and literature) and a discussion of modern scientific mummy analysis. The Egyptian mummy, swathed in its rotting bandages, is a familiar and fascinating sight, provoking widespread general interest. The Mummy, with its multi-faceted, highly illustrated approach, will appeal to a wide audience including scholars of ancient Egypt, those interested in the rituals of death, students of the occult, children studying history, film buffs and the general reading public.