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Mummies and tombs Salima Ikram

Mummies and tombs

Salima Ikram

Published September 1998
ISBN : 9789775325792
Paperback
32 pages
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The idea of life after death was extremely important to the ancient Egyptians. The pyramids themselves were designed as great tombs for the early pharaohs, and every Egyptian wanted to be buried with enough equipment to help him or her in the nextMoreThe idea of life after death was extremely important to the ancient Egyptians. The pyramids themselves were designed as great tombs for the early pharaohs, and every Egyptian wanted to be buried with enough equipment to help him or her in the next life.This book discusses in detail how a mummy was made, what kinds of rituals were carried out by priests, and how people [and animals] were buried. Simply written but authoritative, it provides an excellent introduction for the young enthusiast.