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The Resource Ancient lives : new discoveries : eight mummies, eight stories, John H. Taylor and Daniel Antoine with Marie Vandenbeusch ; CT illustrations by Benjamin Moreno

Ancient lives : new discoveries : eight mummies, eight stories, John H. Taylor and Daniel Antoine with Marie Vandenbeusch ; CT illustrations by Benjamin Moreno

Label
Ancient lives : new discoveries : eight mummies, eight stories
Title
Ancient lives
Title remainder
new discoveries : eight mummies, eight stories
Statement of responsibility
John H. Taylor and Daniel Antoine with Marie Vandenbeusch ; CT illustrations by Benjamin Moreno
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In recent years, British Museum curators have collaborated with scientists and medical experts to explore non-invasive imaging techniques and other scientific approaches to further study Egyptian mummies. Piecing together key biographical data and information, it has been possible for the first time to discover more about who these people were in ancient Egyptian society. Mummies draws on cutting-edge research to reveal the actual experience of living and dying in the ancient Nile Valley. Eight significant mummies are explored, each carefully selected to tell a different story, covering a period of over 4000 years. They include a young female temple singer, an unknown man of high status, and a child from the Roman era. Funerary objects are also highlighted for context: for example, non-invasive imaging of the contents of canopic jars; analyses of embalming substances, and identification of wood species and pigment types used in coffins. The majority of the material is drawn from the British Museums extensive Egypt and Sudan collections, but the book includes a number of mummies from other museums to physically reunite individuals originally buried together in family or communal tombs. This allows fascinating comparisons to be made. With over 200 specially commissioned photographs, Mummies sets out to shine a new light on the past.0Exhibition: British Museum, London, UK (22.5.-30.11.2014)
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1958-
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Taylor, John H.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT62.M7
LC item number
T39 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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  • Antoine, Daniel
  • Vandenbeusch, Marie
  • Moreno, Benjamin
  • British Museum
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  • Mummies
  • Imaging systems in archaeology
  • Egypt
  • Imaging systems in archaeology
  • Manners and customs
  • Mummies
  • Egypt
  • Mumie
  • Bestattung
  • Ritus
  • London <2014>
Label
Ancient lives : new discoveries : eight mummies, eight stories, John H. Taylor and Daniel Antoine with Marie Vandenbeusch ; CT illustrations by Benjamin Moreno
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Catalog of an exhibition at the British Museum from May 22-November 30, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. A man preserved in the sand -- Natural mummification -- Diet and nutrition -- what did they eat? -- 2. A man embalmed for the afterlife -- The lost mummy of Henutmehyt: what canopic jars can reveal -- Disease and medicine -- 3. Tamut: a high-ranking priest's daughter -- 4. Padiamenet: a temple doorkeeper -- 5. Tjayasetimu: a young temple singer -- The cultural significance of hair and wigs -- 6.An unusual mummy from the Roman period -- 7. A young child from a wealthy family -- Childhood in ancient Egypt -- 8. A Christian woman from the Sudan
Control code
872705974
Dimensions
26 x 23 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780714119120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)872705974
Label
Ancient lives : new discoveries : eight mummies, eight stories, John H. Taylor and Daniel Antoine with Marie Vandenbeusch ; CT illustrations by Benjamin Moreno
Publication
Note
Catalog of an exhibition at the British Museum from May 22-November 30, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. A man preserved in the sand -- Natural mummification -- Diet and nutrition -- what did they eat? -- 2. A man embalmed for the afterlife -- The lost mummy of Henutmehyt: what canopic jars can reveal -- Disease and medicine -- 3. Tamut: a high-ranking priest's daughter -- 4. Padiamenet: a temple doorkeeper -- 5. Tjayasetimu: a young temple singer -- The cultural significance of hair and wigs -- 6.An unusual mummy from the Roman period -- 7. A young child from a wealthy family -- Childhood in ancient Egypt -- 8. A Christian woman from the Sudan
Control code
872705974
Dimensions
26 x 23 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780714119120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)872705974

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