This volume, published in honour of Egyptologist Professor Rosalie David OBE, presents the latest research on three of the most important aspects of ancient Egyptian civilisation: mummies, magic and medical practice. Drawing on recent archaeological fieldwork, new research on human remains, reassessments of ancient texts and modern experimental archaeology, it attempts to answer some of Egyptology's biggest questions: how did Tutankhamun die? How were the Pyramids built? How were mummies made?
Leading experts in their fields combine traditional Egyptology and innovative scientific approaches to ancient material. The result is a cutting-edge overview of the discipline, showing how it has developed over the last forty years and yet how many of its big questions remain the same.
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 478
Weight: 1089 g
Dimensions: 240 x 170 x 43 mm
'It should be on every amateur and professional's bookshelf, and it is published at an extremely reasonable price in view of the high quality of its academic contents and its production.'
Peter A. Clayton, Ancient Egypt, Vol 17, No. 97, Aug/Sept 2016
'All in all the volume pays a honorific tribute the remarkable legacy of Professor Rosalie David by fully demonstrates the effectiveness of the multidisciplinary collaboration in Egyptology and the importance of adopting an integrative approach to the Egyptian material culture.'
Rogerio Sousa, Lusitania Sacra (Portugal) -- .