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The Encyclopedia of Mummies

By Bob Brier

9780750936507

ISBN: 9780750936507

Published: 24-06-2004


The Encyclopedia of Mummies

By Bob Brier

ISBN: 9780750936507

Published: 24-06-2004

About This Book

In this informative, rich and readable A-Z compendium, world-renowned Egyptologist and mummy expert Bob Brier broadens our understanding of what mummies are, who they were, and how they came to be mummies. He includes descriptions of famous mummies from Napoleon, Lenin and Eva Peron to Tutankhamen and the Ice Man of the Alps. The global coverage offers views on Egyptian, Chinese, Italian, Peruvian and Native American mummies, among others, while the timescale moves through Ancient Egyptian mummification methods right to the present-day cryogenic techniques. Brier also documents the influence of mummies upon literature, film, the visual arts and popular culture. This book contains all the tools you could need in solving the riddle that every mummy contains.

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