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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


Water Iturech 536 bce

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Djekhy & Son: Doing Business in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164774
eISBN:
9781617971259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164774.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The year 536 bce had been a rather hectic business year for Iturech, or at least one that was very well documented in P. Louvre E 7834, 7836, 7838, and 7843. Choachytes needed to collect as many ... More


Reconstruction of a 3D Mummy Portrait from Roman Egypt

Alf Linney, João Campos, and Ghassan Alusi

in Images and Artefacts of the Ancient World

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262962
eISBN:
9780191734533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262962.003.0016
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

This chapter focuses on the reconstruction of the portrait mummy of Hermione, which was excavated in 1911. Hermione lived during the reign of the Roman emperor Tiberius and belonged to the Greek ... More


Divine Creatures: Animal Mummies

Salima Ikram

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/9789774248580.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

For most people mummies are synonymous with Egypt. However, it is less well known that the ancient Egyptians mummified animals as well as humans. For the ancient Egyptians, the act of mummification ... More


Painted Hellenes: Mummy Portraits from Late Roman Egypt

Susan Walker

in Approaching Late Antiquity: The Transformation from Early to Late Empire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297375
eISBN:
9780191708978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297375.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

About one thousand mummy portraits have survived from Roman Egypt. They constitute a unique record in colour of a group of individuals, many resident in the towns and villages of the Fayum, but ... More


Manufacturing Divinity: The Technology of Mummification

Salima Ikram

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/9789774248580.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Work carried out on the animal mummies in the Egyptian Museum, as well as in other collections, shows that, like humans, animals were mummified in a variety of ways throughout Egyptian history. This ... More


Protecting Pets and Cleaning Crocodiles: The Animal Mummy Project

Salima Ikram

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/9789774248580.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The author of this chapter made a decision to study the animal mummy collection, and initiated the Animal Mummy Project, in cooperation with the Supreme Council of Antiquities and the Egyptian ... More


The Waning Sun

Aidan Dodson

in Amarna Sunset: Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb, and the Egyptian Counter-Reformation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163043
eISBN:
9781936190041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163043.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The construction of tombs for the nobility of Akhenaten's court began soon after the Amarna was occupied, but a sheer amount of work was required in building these tombs. As a result, the tombs are ... More


Large-Format Stereo Conversion

Ray Zone

in 3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813136110
eISBN:
9780813141183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136110.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The process of converting a flat motion picture to 3D is explained using a specific Large Format film, Mummies 3D, as a case study. Director Keith Melton discusses the process. 3D conversion artist ... More


Egypt, a new beginning: foreign relations and internal reforms

Roger Forshaw

in Egypt of the Saite Pharaohs, 664-525 BC

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526140142
eISBN:
9781526146687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526140159.00012
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Psamtek I successfully resisted an incursion by western tribesmen in his early years, and by the end of his reign he was successfully campaigning in the Levant against the Babylonian Empire, the new ... More


Burn Name Burn: Adalbert Stifter

Laurence A. Rickels

in Aberrations of Mourning

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675951
eISBN:
9781452947167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675951.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on the funerary rite of cremation. Cremation was first introduced during a time came when no crypt would be safe from desecration by entrepreneurs whose escapades yielded ... More


Life and Death in Mexico

Jonathan R. Eller

in Becoming Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036293
eISBN:
9780252093357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036293.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Ray Bradbury's challenging and traumatizing personal experiences during his and Grant Beach's trip to Mexico that also proved to be a watershed moment in his career. It ... More


Exploring the Pyramids and Mummy Fields

in How Many Miles to Babylon?: Travels and Adventures to Egypt and Beyond, From 1300 to 1640

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236580
eISBN:
9781846313295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236580.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The pyramids of Egypt were once described by Pliny the Elder (ad 23–79) as nothing but egocentric and superficial pieces of ostentation on the part of Egyptian monarchs. This is a total contradiction ... More


Muslim Monsters in the Americas

Sophia Rose Arjana

in Muslims in the Western Imagination

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199324927
eISBN:
9780190207298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324927.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on Muslim monsters in the Americas, beginning with the early monsters cited in colonial records at the time of European contact. These monsters were at times identified as Moors, ... More


Arthur C. Aufderheide (1922–)

Kenneth C. Nystrom and Larry Cartmell

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/9780195389807.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents a biographical sketch of Arthur C. Aufderheide. This is followed by a discussion of his contributions to paleopathology. Aufderheide emerged as one of the guiding forces in the ... More


Jens Peder Hart Hansen and the Paleopathology of the Greenland Mummies

Niels Lynnerup and Bruno Frohlich

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/9780195389807.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents a biographical sketch of Jens Peder Hart Hansen. This is followed by a discussion of his contributions to paleopathology. Hansen's actual involvement in paleopathology began ... More


Calvin Percival Bamfylde Wells (1908–1978)

Charlotte A. Roberts and Keith Manchester

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/9780195389807.003.0018
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents a biographical sketch of Calvin Percival Bamfylde Wells. This is followed by a discussion of his contributions to paleopathology. Wells was a key pioneer for the development of ... More


Mahmoud Yousef K. El-Najjar (1942–2009)

Abdulla A. Al-Shorman and Jerome C. Rose

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/9780195389807.003.0023
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents a biographical sketch of Mahmoud Yousef K. El-Najjar. This is followed by a discussion of his contributions to paleopathology. El-Najjar made significant contributions to our ... More


Herbert Upham Williams (1866–1938)

Della Collins Cook

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/9780195389807.003.0031
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents a biographical sketch of Herbert Upham Williams. This is followed by a discussion of his contributions to paleopathology. Williams was an exemplary academic physician who turned ... 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


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