Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives Exhibition Catalogue

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The perfect companion to the major interactive exhibition from the British Museum: Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives.

What secrets lie beneath the wrappings of an ancient Egyptian mummy?

In recent years, British Museum curators have collaborated with scientists and medical experts to find new ways of studying ancient Egyptian mummies. New non- invasive scanning techniques have produced astonishing results, allowing us to understand more clearly how people lived and died in the ancient Nile Valley.

Six significant mummies are explored, each carefully selected to tell a different story. They include a young female temple singer, a priest, and a child from the Roman era.

CT scans have revealed a wealth of information, such as the health problems that the individual must have suffered during life, age at death and sometimes cause of death, the manner of mummification and on occasion irregularities in the process.

With over 200 specially commissioned photographs, Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives is a thorough and informative read.

Authors

John H. Taylor is a curator at the British Museum specializing in ancient Egyptian funerary archaeology. He is the author of numerous books including Journey through the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead,Mummy: the Inside Story, Spells for Eternity and Egyptian Mummies.

Daniel Antoine is responsible for the British Museum’s human remains collection. His areas of expertise include the anatomy of the human skeleton, ancient diseases and hard tissue biology.

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  • ISBN: 9781863172080
  • Author: DANIEL ANTOINE & MARIE VANDENBEUSCH
  • Principal Author: Principle Authors
The perfect companion to the major interactive exhibition from the British Museum: Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives. What secrets lie beneath the wrappings of an ancient Egyptian mummy? In recent years, British Museum curators have collaborated with scientists and medical experts to find new ways of studying ancient Egyptian mummies. New non- invasive scanning techniques have produced astonishing results, allowing us to understand more clearly how people lived and died in the ancient Nile Valley. Six significant mummies are explored, each carefully selected to tell a different story. They include a young female temple singer, a priest, and a child from the Roman era. CT scans have revealed a wealth of information, such as the health problems that the individual must have suffered during life, age at death and sometimes cause of death, the manner of mummification and on occasion irregularities in the process. With over 200 specially commissioned photographs, Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives is a thorough and informative read. Authors John H. Taylor is a curator at the British Museum specializing in ancient Egyptian funerary archaeology. He is the author of numerous books including Journey through the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead,Mummy: the Inside Story, Spells for Eternity and Egyptian Mummies. Daniel Antoine is responsible for the British Museum’s human remains collection. His areas of expertise include the anatomy of the human skeleton, ancient diseases and hard tissue biology.

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