Conversations with Mummies: New Light  On The Lives Of Ancient Egyptians by Rosalie DavidConversations with Mummies: New Light  On The Lives Of Ancient Egyptians by Rosalie David

Conversations with Mummies: New Light On The Lives Of Ancient Egyptians

byRosalie David, Rick Archbold

Paperback | January 17, 2017

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Spanning the entire pharaonic age, Conversations with Mummies is the definitive text onpaleopathology, from studying ancient diseases to religious practices. Interspersed betweenchapters that cover the history of Egyptology as a science, Dr. Rosalie David shares specific casestudies to illustrate the evolution and growth of the field. Along with Tutankhamen andRamesses the Great, conversations include more ordinary portraits: a temple musician namedAsru; a teenage weaver named Nakht. Although not as glamorous as the great pharaohs, theseworking-class corpses provide invaluable insight into the everyday lives of ordinary Egyptians.The book doesnt stop at the pharaonic age though. Sidebars include features on Ginger, thebest-preserved of the pre-dynastic corpses found in Egypt, and two scientists successful attemptat recreating the ancient Egyptian embalming practices.
Rosalie David is a pioneer in the field of Egyptian paleopathology and has been head of the Manchester Mummy Research Project since its inception in 1973. She headed Britain's first modern mummy autopsy team and currently oversees the International Mummy Database. She is also the author of twenty-three books on Egyptian history and rel...
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Title:Conversations with Mummies: New Light On The Lives Of Ancient EgyptiansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.5 inPublished:January 17, 2017Publisher:Black Walnut BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897330294

ISBN - 13:9781897330296

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