Death on the Nile: Uncovering the Afterlife of Ancient Egypt
'provide[s] a number of startling insights that remind us, throughout, of the glorious strangeness of the past' - The Telegraph
Accompanying the critically acclaimed exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, this catalogue reveals and explains the burial practices of ancient Egypt as never before. Beautifully illustrated, the book deepens our understanding of the lives and concerns of ancient Egyptians, as they prepared themselves for death, burial and the afterlife.
Including essays by leading academics in this field, this volume examines the coffins and other tomb contents in meticulous detail, bringing to life both the practical craftsmanship and the spiritual beliefs of this most intriguing of ancient worlds. The catalogue includes photos of over fifty objects from the exhibition, grouped into themes (such as early burial practices, funerary gods and beliefs, decorated anthropoid coffins and economic and political influences). Each object is shown as a half page or full page colour image, with CT scans and X-ray images highlighting construction techniques, conservation work and various anomalies.
One of the TLS books of the year 2016.
- Author: Helen Strudwick, Egyptologist at the Fitzwilliam Museum
- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Date published: February 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1907804717
- Product Dimensions: 29.2 x 23.4 x 2.8cm