The World of Mummies

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Mummies are found not only in ancient Egyptian tombs but all around the world, in locations as varied as the mountains of South America, European churches and the ice of Greenland. This introduction to the subject, by a distinguished mummy-researcher, explains the natural and artificial processes by which human remains are preserved. The book features colour photographs of several mummies, together with case-studies that reveal what scientific analysis of their bodies can teach us about these people’s lives, deaths and diseases.

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The World of Mummies

The World of Mummies

From Ötzi to Lenin

Hardback141pp Illustrated

9781783463701     Product Code: 506182

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Mummies are found not only in ancient Egyptian tombs but all around the world, in locations as varied as the mountains of South America, European churches and the ice of Greenland. This introduction to the subject, by a distinguished mummy-researcher, explains the natural and artificial processes by which human remains are preserved. The book features colour photographs of several mummies, together with case-studies that reveal what scientific analysis of their bodies can teach us about these people’s lives, deaths and diseases.

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