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Burial Customs In Ancient Egypt

Author : Wolfram Grajetski
ISBN : 0715632175
Genre : History
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The energy devoted by the ancient Egyptians to their tombs is legendary. The pyramids of Gizeh and the tomb of Tutankhamun are just two very spectacular examples, but no previous book has sought to use the tens of thousands of tombs excavated in Egypt, dating from 5000 BC to AD 200, across all classes of society, to build up a broad picture of burial as practised across the millennia. In this fascinating treatment, Wolfram Grajetzki sets out to remove some widespread misconceptions. Many imagine that few tombs survived undisturbed into modern times, but this is simply not true. In addition to the richest finds, there are numerous other tombs, devoid of gold and precious objects, which are key sources for reconstructing burial customs and Eygptian culture as a whole. This book sets the record straight, presenting evidence from each of the periods covered of poorer and average graves alongside the more famous wealthy tombs. The book is accessbily written and richly illustrated with over 150 illustrations, many specially prepared by the author.
Category: History

Burial Customs Of Ancient Egypt

Author : John Garstang
ISBN : CORNELL:31924092168743
Genre : History
File Size : 42.50 MB
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This is an account of Garstang's excavations at the necropolis of Beni Hassan during 1902-04. Finding many intact burials of court officials with the original elaborate furniture of the tomb in their original positions, Garstang was able to undertake a meticulous description of all details of the interments including funeral rites and emblems, clothing and adornment of the person, and arts and crafts used in the burial. The work is particularly notable for the light it throws on the daily lives and deaths of men and women of the middle classes in ancient Egypt.
Category: History

Author : نيقولا جريمال
ISBN : 9775091004
Genre : Egypt
File Size : 68.12 MB
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Category: Egypt

Death And Burial In Ancient Egypt

Author : Salima Ikram
ISBN : UOM:39015056921144
Genre : History
File Size : 23.3 MB
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This well-illustrated book explores all aspects of death in ancient Egypt, including beliefs of the afterlife, mummification, the protection of the body, tombs and their construction and decoration, funerary goods, and the funeral itself. It also addresses the relationship between the living and the dead, and the magico-religious interaction of these two in ancient Egyptian culture.
Category: History

The World Of Ancient Egypt A Daily Life Encyclopedia 2 Volumes

Author : Peter Lacovara
ISBN : 9781610692304
Genre : History
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This absorbing reference covers everyday life in ancient Egypt, spanning a period of more than 5,000 years—from the Stone Age to the advent of Christianity. • Supports the national standards for world history curricula • Discusses the everyday lives of average people of all levels and classes • Includes entries on architecture, tomb painting, gods and goddesses, animal mummification, sculpture, and beer and wine • Offers topical sections organized thematically to promote more in-depth study of subjects
Category: History

Portraits And Masks

Author : M. L. Bierbrier
ISBN : 0714119040
Genre : Art
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The result of a major colloquium on burial customs in Roman Egypt, these papers cover the reasons behind the development of mummy portraits and the society from which they emerged, as well as the artistic techniques employed.
Category: Art