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Mummies of the World Hardcover – July 1, 2010
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A complete tome on mummies of the world, not just with photographs, but in context of group scientific inquisition including conventional radiographs (X-ray), CT scans (Computed Tomography), nuclear and mitochondrial DNA analyses, conventional and electron microscopies, radio-carbon dating, etc., all done under the discriminating auspices of the German Mummy Project and the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen.
All Total, many hundreds of mummies are discussed, in detail, from a myriad of cultures representing all major countries of the world. Of great interest are those mummies pre-dating Egyptian mummies by thousands of years, some 6,000-8,000 yrs. B.C. Pictures and discussions cover conventional, bog, ice, cave, salt, and natural mummies - including a great deal abount cultural events events entwined with mummification of adults, children, and animals. There is even a thorough discussion of mummies depicted in the movies, their themes, and suggestions for reading material for younger age groups. The book was published with exhibition venues featuring "Mummies of the World" that arrived mid-year in the United States in 2010. There are no comparable books under a single cover. Importantly, the detailed scientific inquiries and methodologies are most recent.
I am a discerning owner of a huge Egyptian/ mummy library and this is indeed a favorite among my collection now.
If you buy one book on mummies wanting great pictures & text, then make it this one. It does not disappoint!
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Very interesting book. Well worth the money. Excellent photographs.Published 17 months ago by SabreWiz
This book is a great follow up to the Mummies of the world exhibit. It is written with great scientific explanations.Published on May 27, 2014 by James F Doll
Unfortunately I never got to see this exhibition when it came to my town, but I'm glad I ordered the book. If you're interested in mummy studies, this is perfect for you. Read morePublished on May 1, 2013 by The Lovely Librarian