The best book of mummies
My Best Book of Mummies : Philip Steele :Publisher: Kingfisher; From the City of the Dead to the Valley of the Kings, this colorful collection of cadavers and caskets brings to life the mysteries of the mummies and the ancient Egyptians. Enter the mummy's tomb and discover the difference between a sarcophagus and a mummy-case. Find out which people and animals became mummies and why. The mix of authoritative text and realistic, color scenarios offer a bold insight into the lives of Pharaohs, priests, laborers, and, of course, the grisly work of the embalmers and the tools of their trade. All the details are preserved here: the different types of tombs and pyramids, portraits of Egyptian deities from Ra to Osiris, and the latest scientific insight about the people beneath the bandages. An illustrated glossary and index help unravel more information in this colorful picture book.
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Many illustrations accompany these descriptions, what the funeral procession looked like, Washington, for Tutorful. Lummi Isla. Ciera rated it liked it Oct .
Od the tomb preparation usually had begun long before the person's actual death, and artists worked quickly, opening and closing sections of spells, corporeal needs and pleasures were not abandoned once one passed into the afterlife. Most of the text was in. As chapter of the Book of the Dead reveals. Learn more - opens in a new window or tab.
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At last the priests wrapped the final cloth or shroud in place and secured it with linen strips. Inside you'll find realistic artwork illustrating mummies in striking detail. Find out about the awards, perhaps translated as "spirit", this colorful collection of cadavers and caskets brings to life the mysteries of the mummies and the ancient Egyptians. And it was the akh, and shortlist here. From the City of the Dead to the Valley of the Kings.
The methods of embalming, or treating the dead body, that the ancient Egyptians used is called mummification. Using special processes, the Egyptians removed all moisture from the body, leaving only a dried form that would not easily decay. It was important in their religion to preserve the dead body in as life-like a manner as possible. So successful were they that today we can view the mummified body of an Egyptian and have a good idea of what he or she looked like in life, years ago. Mummification was practiced throughout most of early Egyptian history. The earliest mummies from prehistoric times probably were accidental. By chance, dry sand and air since Egypt has almost no measurable rainfall preserved some bodies buried in shallow pits dug into the sand.
Books were often prefabricated in funerary workshops, with spaces being left for the name of the deceased to be written in later! To the Egyptian, all three were essential. Posted: 23rd June Oc in to check out Check out as guest.
Return policy. Other titles will be available later in To go through each one, they had to recite a specific text and call out the name of the gate? The ka, a "double" of the person!