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Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Death, burial, and the afterlife were as important to the ancient Egyptians as how they lived. This well-illustrated book explores all aspects of death in ancient Egypt, including beliefs of the afterlife, mummification, the protection of the body, tombs and their construction and decoration, funerary goods, and the funeral itself. It also addresses the relationship ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published June 1st 2015 by American University in Cairo Press (first published December 24th 2002)
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Aubree Beardall
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you like anything about Egyptology you'll like this book. 10/10 would recommend.
Lisa
Aug 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An incredibly detailed book on the way the Ancient Egyptians treated their dead, from mummification to burial to the mortuary cult and ultimately, to tomb-robbing. Ikram's immense knowledge on the topic is very clear in the detail. My only qualm is the mummification section can be a bit "too-much-information", but then that' s what so attractive about mummification isn't it?
Leena Maria
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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While I was doing research about mummification for a written project and my Egyptology website, this book was a very good resource. I had other books on the subject as well, and this one gave a well balanced overview of the subject (and enough details)
Meadow Frisbie
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.
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Egypt Archaeologist, Author and Professor

Salima Ikram is a leading expert on animal mummies. As founder and co-director of the Animal Mummy project at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, she has emerged as one of the leading scholars in Egyptian funerary archaeology. Combining an interest in and understanding of the past with a passion of preserving it for
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