The Royal Mummies

    The Royal Mummies

    Immortality in Ancient Egypt

    Zahi Hawass; Francis Janot

    American Uni in Cairo 2008

    Hardback 367pp Illustrated 352x250mm

    9789774162121   Product Code: 84299

    Ancient Egyptians believed that the art of embalming, learned from the god Anubis, allowed pharaohs to enter the paradisal Field of Reeds and maintained the cosmic order. This lavishly illustrated book explains the physical procedure and religious rites which prepared the royal corpse and explores the texts which reveal ancient beliefs about its destiny. Janot also describes archaeologists' rediscovery of the mummies and presents information about the monarchs' lives and deaths which recent technology has helped reveal. Foreword by Zahi Hawass.

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