DEATH AND BURIAL IN ANCIENT EGYPT

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Death And Burial In Ancient Egypt

Author : Salima Ikram
ISBN : 9774166876
Genre : History
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Death, burial, and the afterlife were as important to the ancient Egyptians as how they lived. 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. Salima Ikram's own experience with experimental mummification and funerary archaeology lends the book many completely original and provocative insights. In addition, a full survey of current development in the field makes this a unique book that combines all aspects of death and burial in ancient Egypt into one volume.
Category: History

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

Death And The Afterlife In Ancient Egypt

Author : John H. Taylor
ISBN : UVA:X006092082
Genre : History
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Published to coincide with the opening of the refurbished 'mummy' galleries at the British Museum, this book is a highly illustrated introduction to ancient Egyptian attitudes to death and the dead.
Category: History

Living With The Dead

Author : Nicola Harrington
ISBN : 1842174932
Genre : History
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Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--Oxford University, 2010.
Category: History

Religion And Ritual In Ancient Egypt

Author : Emily Teeter
ISBN : 9780521848558
Genre : Religion
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This book is a vivid reconstruction of ancient Egyptian religious rituals that were enacted in temples, tombs, and private homes.
Category: Religion

Death And Salvation In Ancient Egypt

Author : Jan Assmann
ISBN : 9780801464867
Genre : History
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"Human beings," the acclaimed Egyptologist Jan Assmann writes, "are the animals that have to live with the knowledge of their death, and culture is the world they create so they can live with that knowledge." In his new book, Assmann explores images of death and of death rites in ancient Egypt to provide startling new insights into the particular character of the civilization as a whole. Drawing on the unfamiliar genre of the death liturgy, he arrives at a remarkably comprehensive view of the religion of death in ancient Egypt. Assmann describes in detail nine different images of death: death as the body being torn apart, as social isolation, the notion of the court of the dead, the dead body, the mummy, the soul and ancestral spirit of the dead, death as separation and transition, as homecoming, and as secret. Death and Salvation in Ancient Egypt also includes a fascinating discussion of rites that reflect beliefs about death through language and ritual.
Category: History

Ancient Egyptian Tombs

Author : Steven Snape
ISBN : 1444393731
Genre : History
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This book explores the development of tombs as a cultural phenomenon in ancient Egypt and examines what tombs reveal about ancient Egyptian culture and Egyptians’ belief in the afterlife. Investigates the roles of tombs in the development of funerary practices Draws on a range of data, including architecture, artifacts and texts Discusses tombs within the context of everyday life in Ancient Egypt Stresses the importance of the tomb as an eternal expression of the self
Category: History