Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt

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Longman, 2003 - History - 241 pages
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In Ancient Egypt, how you died was just as important as how you lived.  After all, your eternal existence was at stake.  The rituals, coffins, plans, treasures, temples, tombs and spells that surrounded death were pervasive, detailed and profound.  This book covers all aspects of death in ancient Egypt.

Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs about death, after life, and resurrection are explained, with a section on the Egyptian funeral. The mummification process, with all the variations that took place in Egypt's three thousand year history, is also explored in detail. This is a complete source-book on death and burial in ancient Egypt.

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User Review  - Meadow - Goodreads

I LOVE when Ancient Egypt books have many illistration and picutes, and this one did.It did a wonderful job on showing what they did and belived about the dead. Read full review


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About the author (2003)

Professor Salima Ikram is Assistant Professor of Egyptology and American University in Cairo.  She is the author of `The Mummy in Ancient Egypt' (Thames and Hudson).  She has curated and organised many special exhibitions including `May He Live Forever', celebrating the 75th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb.

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