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

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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
0816031088
Branch Call Number: R 393.3
Characteristics: vii, 248 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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