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Divine Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt

Salima Ikram (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774248580
eISBN:
9781936190010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248580.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The invention of mummification enabled the ancient Egyptians to preserve the bodies not only of humans but also of animals, so that they could live forever. Mummified animals are of four different ... More


Development of Paleopathology in the Nile Valley

Brenda J. Baker and Margaret A. Judd

in The Global History of Paleopathology: Pioneers and Prospects

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195389807
eISBN:
9780190254308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195389807.003.0032
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the individuals who studied aspects of health status or disease among ancient Egyptians and Nubians. It emphasizes the key developments in the formative years of Nile Valley ... More


Mummy Love: H. Rider Haggard and Racial Archaeology

Patrick Brantlinger

in Taming Cannibals: Race and the Victorians

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450198
eISBN:
9780801462634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450198.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter considers the adventure stories of H. Rider Haggard, which helped set the pattern for fiction combining geographical with archaeological discovery. His three best-known novels—King ... More


The Conceptualized Environment

Alan B. Lloyd

in Ancient Egypt: State and Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199286188
eISBN:
9780191804328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199286188.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Societies do not simply live in a physical environment. At least as important, if not more so, is the way in which they conceptualize that environment to make it comprehensible and tractable, which ... More


Monarchs of the Nile: New Revised Edition

Aidan Dodson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774167164
eISBN:
9781617977336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167164.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

For over three thousand years, the ancient Egyptian monarchy lasted in a recognizable form, with the king as its central figure, the supreme head of the administrative, religious, political, and ... More


Imaging Takabuti: Radiology and Osteology

Eileen Murphy, Robert Loynes, and Judith Adams

in Life and Times of Takabuti in Ancient Egypt: Investigating the Belfast Mummy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781800348585
eISBN:
9781800852433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348585.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In 2008, Takabuti was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary where radiography and CT-scanning were performed; recent analysis has revealed several unexpected and unusual features. Initially, the scans ... More


The Cats of the Goddess Bastet

Alain Zivie and Roger Lichtenberg

in Divine Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774248580
eISBN:
9781936190010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248580.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Amongst all the ‘sacred animals’ that were mummified and buried in vast quantities by the ancient Egyptians during the last centuries of their long history, cats held a special place and were ... More


The Land and its People

Aidan Dodson

in Monarchs of the Nile: New Revised Edition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774167164
eISBN:
9781617977336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167164.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter serves as a brief overview of Egyptian society. It describes the significance of the land, agriculture, and religion to the Egyptian way of life; and more importantly how Egypt as we ... More


The Dialogue with Environment

Alan B. Lloyd

in Ancient Egypt: State and Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199286188
eISBN:
9780191804328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199286188.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines how the ancient Egyptians efficiently exploited their physical environment to meet their economic requirements, extracting the maximum benefit from it and circumventing whatever ... More


Egypt Itself

Jason Thompson

in Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

With the way open for examination of Egypt, numerous Western scholars and travelers appeared on the Nile during the 1820s and 1830s to study and record the remains of ancient Egypt. Foremost was John ... More


Across the Divide

David Gange

in Time Travelers: Victorian Encounters with Time and History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226676654
eISBN:
9780226676821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226676821.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the Book of the Dead as it began to preoccupy Victorian writers and thinkers in the late nineteenth century. It argues that, as the traditions of Victorian Protestantism became ... More


Cultural images of time

George Jaroszkiewicz

in Images of Time: Mind, Science, Reality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198718062
eISBN:
9780191787553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718062.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses cosmogony and theogony, or the origin of time and gods, as imagined by early cultures. It explores the perception of time in a variety of cultures, ranging from prehistoric ... More


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