Egyptian Mummies And Modern Science

Author: Rosalie David
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139467948
Size: 18,70 MB
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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.

The Scientific Study Of Mummies

Author: Arthur C. Aufderheide
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521818261
Size: 14,29 MB
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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.

The Ancient Egyptians

Author: Ann Rosalie David
Editor: ISBS
ISBN: 9781898723721
Size: 13,39 MB
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This accessible study, now available in a revised second edition, explores the ways in which religion permeated every aspect of ancient Egyptian life and shows that some religious practices have survived in some form or other to the present day. Drawing on archaeological and documentary evidence throughout, the study focuses on placing religion in its historical context during the Predynastic period and the Old and New Kingdoms. Appendices present extracts from and lists of primary and secondary sources. Includes a list of religious sites in Egypt and a chronology.

Mummies And Death In Egypt

Author: Françoise Dunand
Editor: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801444722
Size: 19,78 MB
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"Today, a good century after the first X-rays of mummies, Egyptology has the benefit of all the methods and means at the disposal of forensic medicine. The 'mummy stories' we tell have changed their tone, but they have enjoyed much success, with fantastic scientific and technological results resolving the mysteries of the ancient land of the pharaohs."—from the ForewordMummies are the things that fascinate us most about ancient Egypt. But what are mummies? How did the Egyptians create them? And why? What became of the people they once were? We are learning more all the time about the cultural processes surrounding mummification and the medical characteristics of ancient Egyptian mummies. In the first part of Mummies and Death in Egypt Françoise Dunand gives an overview of the history of mummification in Egypt from the prehistoric to the Roman period. She thoroughly describes the preparations of the dead (tombs and their furnishings, funerary offerings, ornamentation of the corpse, coffins, and canopic jars), and she includes a separate chapter on the mummification of animals. She links these various practices and behaviors to the religious beliefs of classical Egypt. In the second part of this book, Roger Lichtenberg, a physician and archaeologist, offers a fascinating narrative of his forensic research on mummies, much of it conducted with a portable X-ray machine on archaeological digs. His findings have revealed new information on the ages of the mummified, their causes of death, and the illnesses and injuries they suffered. Together, Dunand and Lichtenberg provide a state-of-the-art account of the science of mummification and its social and religious context.

Mummies Magic And Medicine In Ancient Egypt

Author: Campbell Price
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1784992437
Size: 11,26 MB
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This volume, published in honour of Egyptologist Prof. Rosalie David OBE, presents the latest research on three of the most important aspects of ancient Egyptian civilisation: mummies, magic and medical practice. Drawing on recent archaeological fieldwork, new research on Egyptian human remains, reassessments of ancient Egyptian texts and modern experimental archaeology, these essays try to answer some of Egyptology's biggest questions: How did Tutankhamun die? How were the Pyramids built? How were mummies made? A number of leading experts in their fields combine both traditional Egyptology and innovative scientific techniques to ancient material. The resulting overview presents the state of Egyptology in 2016, how it has developed over the last forty years, and how many of its big questions still remain the same.

Mummies Disease And Ancient Cultures

Author: Thomas Aidan Cockburn
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316342409
Size: 15,74 MB
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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.

Scanning The Pharaohs

Author: Zahi A. Hawass
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9774166736
Size: 18,45 MB
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The royal mummies in the Cairo Museum are an important source of information about the lives of the ancient Egyptians. The remains of these pharaohs and queens can inform us about their age at death and medical conditions from which they may have suffered, as well as the mummification process and objects placed within the wrappings. Using the latest technology, including Multi-Detector Computed Tomography and DNA analysis, co-authors Zahi Hawass and Sahar Saleem present the results of the examination of royal mummies of the Eighteenth to Twentieth Dynasties. New imaging techniques not only reveal a wealth of information about each mummy, but render amazingly lifelike and detailed images of the remains. In addition, utilizing 3D images, the anatomy of each face has been discerned for a more accurate interpretation of a mummy's facial features. This latest research has uncovered some surprising results about the genealogy of, and familial relationships between, these ancient individuals, as well as some unexpected medical finds. Historical information is provided to place the royal mummies in context, and the book with its many illustrations will appeal to Egyptologists, paleopathologists, and non-specialists alike, as the authors seek to uncover the secrets of these most fascinating members of the New Kingdom royal families.

Egyptian Mummies

Author: Carol Andrews
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674013919
Size: 19,34 MB
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Andrews answers your questions about mummies, the religious beliefs which lay behind this practice, how animals came to be embalmed, and the role assumed by Egyptian mummies in European culture and mythology.

Science In The Study Of Ancient Egypt

Author: Sonia Zakrzewski
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317391942
Size: 17,19 MB
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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 Ancient Egyptian Mummy

Author: Joyce A. Tyldesley
ISBN: 9781844422678
Size: 20,18 MB
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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.