Death and burial in ancient Egypt

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Longman, Feb 7, 2003 - History - 241 pages
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In Ancient Egypt, how you died was just as important as how you lived.#xA0; After all, your eternal existence was at stake.#xA0; The rituals, coffins, plans, treasures, temples, tombs and spells that surrounded death were pervasive, detailed and profound.#xA0; 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)

SALIMA IKRAM is associate professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo. She is co-author of The Mummy in Ancient Egypt: Equipping the Dead for Eternity (The American University in Cairo Press, 1998).

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