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The Resource A history of Egyptian mummies : and an account of the worship and embalming of the sacred animals by the Egyptians, Thomas Joseph Pettigrew

A history of Egyptian mummies : and an account of the worship and embalming of the sacred animals by the Egyptians, Thomas Joseph Pettigrew

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A history of Egyptian mummies : and an account of the worship and embalming of the sacred animals by the Egyptians
Title
A history of Egyptian mummies
Title remainder
and an account of the worship and embalming of the sacred animals by the Egyptians
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Joseph Pettigrew
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Language
eng
Summary
First published in 1834, this work was an important early contribution to the emerging field of Egyptology in Britain. It united the twin passions of its author, the noted surgeon and antiquarian Thomas Joseph Pettigrew (1791-1865), who made a name for himself by unrolling and autopsying mummies: his London home was the scene of well-attended parties during which he would impress his guests with such displays. In the present work, Pettigrew delves into the history, technique and ritual of mummification in a depth that had never been attempted before, notably extending the coverage beyond ancient Egypt to other societies and eras. Describing the beliefs that informed these practices, the work also addresses the Egyptians' worship and embalming of animals such as bulls, dogs and hawks. Based on numerous examinations and years of study, this work stood as a landmark in the scientific and historical understanding of these funerary rites
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1791-1865
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Pettigrew, Thomas Joseph
Dewey number
932
Index
index present
LC call number
DT62.M7
LC item number
P58 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge library collection. Egyptology
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  • Mummies
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Animal worship
  • Embalming
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
Label
A history of Egyptian mummies : and an account of the worship and embalming of the sacred animals by the Egyptians, Thomas Joseph Pettigrew
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Publication
Note
  • Originally published in London by Longman in 1834
  • Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On mummy -- On mummy as a drug -- On the theology of the ancient Egyptians, and funeral ceremonies of different nations -- On Egyptian tombs -- On embalming -- On the medicaments employed in embalming -- On the bandages -- On the Egyptian idols, amulets, ornaments, &c. -- On the cases and sarcophagi -- On the Papvri manuscripts -- On the physical history of the Egyptians -- On the sacred animals embalmed by the Egyptians -- On the sacred animals: the mammalia -- The aves -- Amphibia, pisces, insecta -- On deceptive specimens of mummies -- On the Guanches, the mummies of Peru, the desiccated bodies at Palermo, the Burman embalmings -- On modern embalmings -- Explanation of the plates
Control code
CR9781107339125
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107339125
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A history of Egyptian mummies : and an account of the worship and embalming of the sacred animals by the Egyptians, Thomas Joseph Pettigrew
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in London by Longman in 1834
  • Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On mummy -- On mummy as a drug -- On the theology of the ancient Egyptians, and funeral ceremonies of different nations -- On Egyptian tombs -- On embalming -- On the medicaments employed in embalming -- On the bandages -- On the Egyptian idols, amulets, ornaments, &c. -- On the cases and sarcophagi -- On the Papvri manuscripts -- On the physical history of the Egyptians -- On the sacred animals embalmed by the Egyptians -- On the sacred animals: the mammalia -- The aves -- Amphibia, pisces, insecta -- On deceptive specimens of mummies -- On the Guanches, the mummies of Peru, the desiccated bodies at Palermo, the Burman embalmings -- On modern embalmings -- Explanation of the plates
Control code
CR9781107339125
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107339125
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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