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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, Archaeological 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


The Mummy

Doris V. Sutherland

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325956
eISBN:
9781800342484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325956.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Released in 1932, The Mummy moved Universal horror away from the Gothic Europe of Dracula and Frankenstein and into a land of deserts, pyramids, and long-lost tombs. In doing so, the film continued a ... More


Conclusion

Doris V. Sutherland

in The Mummy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325956
eISBN:
9781800342484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325956.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter addresses the recurring themes of ancient Egypt and the mummy in popular culture. The treasures of Tutankhamun had been unpacked and examined by the public, directly or ... More


Literary Precursors

Doris V. Sutherland

in The Mummy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325956
eISBN:
9781800342484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325956.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the portrayal of mummies and ancient Egypt in fantastic literature. While not necessarily the basis of a coherent subgenre, mummies were a recurring theme in the supernatural ... More


Horror and Fantasy in The Mummy

Doris V. Sutherland

in The Mummy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325956
eISBN:
9781800342484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325956.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the horror and fantasy in The Mummy (1932). Universal Pictures' treatments of the vampire and werewolf themes had specific bodies of folklore to draw upon for inspiration, but ... More


The Legacy of The Mummy

Doris V. Sutherland

in The Mummy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325956
eISBN:
9781800342484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325956.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter highlights the legacy of The Mummy (1932). Ever since the 1930s, the plot elements and iconography of the film have been re-used, re-interpreted, and re-worked in myriad forms. Universal ... 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


Introduction

Doris V. Sutherland

in The Mummy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325956
eISBN:
9781800342484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325956.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of The Mummy (1932). While the setting and concepts of The Mummy were relatively new to horror cinema as it existed in 1932, the film's creative team ... More


Conversations with The Mummy: Critical Reactions

Doris V. Sutherland

in The Mummy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325956
eISBN:
9781800342484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325956.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the critical reception of The Mummy (1932). When the film was screened, professional film critics were intrigued by the central figure of Boris Karloff, the actor who had been ... More


To Gaze Upon the Dead: The Exhibition of Human Remains as Cultural Practice and Political Process in Scandinavia and the USA

Liv Nilsson Stutz

in Archaeologists and the Dead: Mortuary Archaeology in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198753537
eISBN:
9780191917004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753537.003.0021
Subject:
Archaeology, Mortuary Archaeology

The clattering sound of a child’s shoes across the cold stone floors; the echo is magnificent. I am nine or ten years old and I make my way through the ... 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


Hammer – Studio as Auteur

Ian Cooper

in Frightmares: A History of British Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993071737
eISBN:
9781800341937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993071737.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses how Hammer became the most important and influential makers of genre cinema, and how their rise to fame was accompanied by violent criticism. It points out that Terence ... More


Satellite Projects

Wheeler Winston Dixon

in The Films of Terence Fisher

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325345
eISBN:
9781800342279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325345.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter briefly considers some of Terrence Fisher's less successful projects during the second half of his career, which are not considered wholly accomplished works. It examines films that are ... More


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