The Encyclopedia of Mummies

The Encyclopedia of Mummies

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Baker & Taylor
Includes entries for famous and obscure mummies, mummification techniques, scientists and explorers who have made significant finds, and the cultural background of human preservation

Book News
Brier, the first person in 2,000 years to successfully mummify a human cadaver using the tools and methods of the ancient Egyptians, documents the influence of mummies on literature, film, the visual arts, the scientific world, and pop culture. The A-to-Z entries describe, among other things, mummies of the famous and the obscure; Egyptian, Chinese, Italian, Peruvian, and Native American mummies; mummification methods; scientists, explorers, fanatics, and eccentrics who have contributed knowledge; and the range of sciences that play a role in solving the riddle that every mummy contains. Contains many b&w photographs, some of which were never before published. Two appendices list films and locations of collections. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York : Facts on file, 1998.
ISBN: 9780816031085
Branch Call Number: R 393.3
Characteristics: vii, 248 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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