The Quest for Immortality
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Ancient Egyptian antiquities are dominated by art and artefacts depicting the afterlife in which mummified bodies would be re-awakened and live on for eternity. The catalogue of a major exhibition in Washington, 2002, this book examines how the promise of a glorious rebirth pervaded the daily life of Egyptians. It presents nearly 200 artefacts, mostly drawn from the Cairo Museum, beautifully photographed and accompanied by essays on topics including ancient Egyptian history, customs, art and the books of the Netherworld.