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The Resource Unwrapping ancient Egypt, Christina Riggs

Unwrapping ancient Egypt, Christina Riggs

Label
Unwrapping ancient Egypt
Title
Unwrapping ancient Egypt
Statement of responsibility
Christina Riggs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In ancient Egypt, wrapping sacred objects, including mummified bodies, in layers of cloth was a ritual that lay at the core of Egyptian society. Yet in the modern world, attention has focused instead on unwrapping all the careful arrangements of linen textiles the Egyptians had put in place.This book breaks new ground by looking at the significance of textile wrappings in ancient Egypt, and at the way their unwrapping has shaped the way we think about the Egyptian past. Wrapping mummified bodies and divine statues in linen reflected the cultural values attached to this textile, with implications for understanding gender, materiality and hierarchy in Egyptian society. Unwrapping mummies and statues similarly reflects the values attached to Egyptian antiquities in the West, where the colonial legacies of archaeology, egyptology and racial science still influence how Egypt appears in museums and the press.From the tomb of Tutankhamun to the Arab Spring, Unwrapping Ancient Egypt raises critical questions about the deep-seated fascination with this culture - and what that fascination says about our own"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Riggs, Christina
Dewey number
932
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT62.M7
LC item number
R54 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mummies
  • Textile fabrics, Ancient
  • Burial
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Egypt
Label
Unwrapping ancient Egypt, Christina Riggs
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- List of FiguresPrefaceDesecrationRevelationMummificationLinenSecrecySanctityFigure creditsBibliographyIndex
Control code
982013045827
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 319 p.
Isbn
9780857855398
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2013045827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Unwrapping ancient Egypt, Christina Riggs
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- List of FiguresPrefaceDesecrationRevelationMummificationLinenSecrecySanctityFigure creditsBibliographyIndex
Control code
982013045827
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 319 p.
Isbn
9780857855398
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2013045827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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