Book by Andrews Carol
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When Ira Gershwin wrote the lyrics to "A Foggy Day," he expressed the "ne plus ultra" of London unhappiness with the words, 'The British Museum has lost its charm.' As a new series of paperbacks from Harvard University Press...demonstrates, such an unthinkable state must needs constitute the very slough of despond. The institution's vast range of artistic treasures is suggested by the titles in the series: "The Elgin Marbles," "Assyrian Sculpture," "Clocks and Watches," "Egyptian Sculpture," "Roman Britain," and "Egyptian Mummies," Each has numerous illustrations, [and] literate texts by Museum staff members.Reseña del editor:
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Thirty centuries ago most of the mummified bodies now lying linen-wrapped in the British Museum were alive in ancient Egypt. Why did the Egyptians try to preserve their dead for eternity? How did they achieve it? Carol Andrews answers these questions in a fully illustrated survey of the techniques of mummification, the religious beliefs which lay behind the practice, the ornate coffins and elaborate tombs which housed the bodies and the grave goods which accompanied them. She explains how animals also came to be embalmed and relates the curious role assumed by Egyptian mummies in European culture and mythology.
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Descripción Harvard University Press, 1984. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0674241525
Descripción Harvard University Press, 1984. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110674241525