The Royal Mummies

Author: G. Elliot Smith

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press


Category: History

Page: 224

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Egypt is unique among ancient civilisations in that the physical remains of a good many of the country's ruling elite, thanks to mummification, have survived intact down to the present day. Originally buried in splendour in the Valley of the Kings and elsewhere, these mummies were later hidden for safekeeping in a number of easily guarded 'caches' dotted around the vast Theban necropolis. Two were discovered in 1881 (at Deir el-Bahri) and 1898 (in the tomb of Amenophis II), containing the bodies of more then 50 kings, queens, lesser royals and nobles who lived in the second half of the second millennium BC. "The Royal Mummies", first published in 1912 and long out of print, remains the basic text on the Egyptian royal dead. Heavily illustrated with photographs and line drawings, it includes extensive physical and archaeological descriptions of all the principal human remains from the two finds, including some of Egypt's most famous kings - Ahmose, Tuthmosis III, Amenophis III, Akhenaten, Sethos I and Ramesses II.

Genetic Disorders Among Arab Populations

Author: Ahmad S. Teebi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642050800

Category: Medical

Page: 772

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Arab populations have their “own” genetic disorders, both universal and particular. Genetic diversity within these source populations, along with the fact that the rates of inbreeding are often high and family sizes are often large, constitute conditions that facilitate the emergence and detection of phenotypes explained notably by autosomal recessive inheritance; in which case, the use of homozygosity gene mapping can facilitate the discovery of the corresponding genes. The present book includes 5 parts dealing with various aspects that relate to the genetic structure of Arabs and minorities within the Arab world as well as genetic disorders prevalent in this part of the world. It includes updated reviews of the genetic disorders in various Arab countries and geographic regions. The focus is primarily, but not exclusively, on the group of single-gene disorders with particular emphasis on autosomal recessive conditions. It further includes epidemiological and clinical data as well as inheritance patterns, mutation and polymorphism data, and available haplotype analysis data. The ethnic and genetic diversity of the Arab populations is discussed as well as aspects of genetic counseling practice in this region together with a proposal for an ethical framework for genetic research and prevention of genetic disorders. The target audience of this book includes human and medical geneticists, genetic counselors, researchers, medical specialists dealing with Arab patients or practicing in Arab countries, medical and genetic counseling students, and nurses.

East-West Divan

In Memory of Werner Mark Linz

Author: Aran Byrne

Publisher: Gingko Library

ISBN: 1909942030

Category: History

Page: 480

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This collection of scholarly essays on Egyptian culture, history, society, archeology, literature, art, and conservation is published in memory of Werner Mark Linz, who spent much of the latter part of his professional life as the Director of the American University in Cairo Press. East-West Divan is the first volume of the Gingko Library, a publishing project that embraces scholarship from both East and West, conceived by Werner Mark Linz to foster greater cross-cultural understanding. Among the contributors to this collection are the Egyptian novelist Alaa Al Aswany, author of The Yacoubian Building; Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass; the renowned Swiss theologian, Hans Küng; the author of the acclaimed A Fort of Nine Towers, Qais Akbar Omar; and Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan.

Scanning the Pharaohs

CT Imaging of the New Kingdom Royal Mummies

Author: Zahi A. Hawass,Sahar N.. Saleem,Sahar Saleem

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9774166736

Category: History

Page: 352

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The royal mummies in the Cairo Museum are an important source of information about the lives of the ancient Egyptians. The remains of these pharaohs and queens can inform us about their age at death and medical conditions from which they may have suffered, as well as the mummification process and objects placed within the wrappings. Using the latest technology, including Multi-Detector Computed Tomography and DNA analysis, co-authors Zahi Hawass and Sahar Saleem present the results of the examination of royal mummies of the Eighteenth to Twentieth Dynasties. New imaging techniques not only reveal a wealth of information about each mummy, but render amazingly lifelike and detailed images of the remains. In addition, utilizing 3D images, the anatomy of each face has been discerned for a more accurate interpretation of a mummy's facial features. This latest research has uncovered some surprising results about the genealogy of, and familial relationships between, these ancient individuals, as well as some unexpected medical finds. Historical information is provided to place the royal mummies in context, and the book with its many illustrations will appeal to Egyptologists, paleopathologists, and non-specialists alike, as the authors seek to uncover the secrets of these most fascinating members of the New Kingdom royal families.

Court officials of the Egyptian Middle Kingdom

Author: Wolfram Grajetzki

Publisher: Duckworth Pub

ISBN: 9780715637456

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

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Building on the latest research, Wolfram Grajetzki looks in detail at the circle of officials that surrounded the king in the Middle Kingdom of ancient Egypt (Eleventh to Fourteenth Dynasty, c. 2040-1640 BC). Describing the history of the principal offices of state, he takes into account inscriptions, monuments and the few preserved tombs, and traces the careers of some individual officials. The holders of these offices were the men chosen by the king to be his close advisers. They received strings of important titles, and their monuments are among the finest works of art and architecture of the time. Over all the other officials and second only to the king stood the tjaty, or vizier, while alongside him and of only slightly lower status, the treasurer was in charge of the resources of the country. From the evidence for these men, a new, more precise image emerges of ancient Egyptian civilization in its monumental accomplishments and its daily operations. Court Officials of the Middle Kingdom is essential reading for all scholars and students of the period. The text is copiously illustrated with drawings by Paul Whelan.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Archaeology

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Handbook to Life in Ancient Egypt

Author: Ann Rosalie David

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195132151

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 382

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Chronicles Egyptian civilization from the Predynastic Period to the end of Roman rule, arranged thematically in chapters such as "Religion of the Living," "Architecture and Building," and "Everyday Life."

Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt

From Early Dynastic Times to the Death of Cleopatra

Author: Joyce A. Tyldesley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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This new volume in the bestselling Chronicle series is the first book to recount the full history of queenship in ancient Egypt, revealing the essential role played by women in the royal household. A highly readable and authoritative account, it is ideal for home, university or school reference.

Tutankhamen's Curse

The developing history of an Egyptian king

Author: Joyce Tyldesley

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847657974

Category: History

Page: 288

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Ninety years ago, Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamen's mummy lying, surrounded by grave goods, in a virtually intact tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Egyptology would never be the same again. Tutankhamen's Curse approaches the story of the lost king and his development into a cultural icon with fresh eyes. Stripping away the layers of modern myths that threaten to obscure the king, it uses the evidence from his tomb to reconstruct a family and a history for Tutankhamen. Tutankhamen's Curse is designed to appeal to the widest of readerships, from general readers and history fans to students of Egyptology and archaeology.

The Essential Guide to Mummy Literature

Author: Brian J. Frost

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780810860391

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

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In The Essential Guide to Mummy Literature, Brian J. Frost provides the first in-depth survey and bibliography of works of fiction featuring mummies.

Prähistorische Anthropologie

Author: Gisela Grupe,Michaela Harbeck,George C. McGlynn

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642552757

Category: Science

Page: 544

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Dieses Buch bietet ein modernes methodisches Kompendium, mit dessen Hilfe eine umfassende Bearbeitung von historischen menschlichen Skelettresten möglich ist. Dargestellt ist das gesamte gängige methodische Repertoire von der Ausgrabung bis zur vergleichenden Auswertung der Daten. Ein Schwergewicht liegt auf moderner Laboranalytik (u.a. Isotopen- und DNA-Analyse). Auf ungewöhnliche Überlieferungsformen menschlicher Überreste (Leichenbrände, Mumien, Moorleichen) wird ebenfalls ausführlich eingegangen. Berücksichtigt werden die Entwicklungen der letzen Jahre, v.a. auch auf dem juristischem und dem ethischem Sektor.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Die "Osirisreliquien"

zum Motiv der Körperzergliederung in der altägyptischen Religion

Author: Horst Beinlich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783447024983

Category: Egypt

Page: 329

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Seit Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts bestand in der Agyptologie und ihren Nachbardisziplinen die Meinung, dass die agyptische Religion die Verehrung von Reliquien gekannt habe. Diese Meinung stutzte sich hauptsachlich auf eine Plutarch-Stelle und auf eine Anzahl von agyptischen Texten, die uber das Schicksal des Osiris, uber seinen Tod, die Zergliederung seines Korpers mit der anschliessenden Verstreuung der Gliedmassen uber ganz Agypten und uber das Wiederzusammensuchen dieser Korperteile durch die Gottin Isis berichten. Horst Beinlichs Arbeit, erstmals veroffentlicht im Jahr 1984, stellt die Lehrmeinung von der Reliquienverehrung aus grundsatzlichen Erwagungen infrage. Auf der Basis von damals neuen Textabschriften werden die Texte neu untersucht und interpretiert. Es zeigt sich, dass es in Agypten keine Reliquienverehrung gegeben hat und dass die Vorstellung vom zergliederten Osiris einerseits zu den Topoi menschlichen Sterbens, andererseits in ein Bild von Agypten als Staats-Organismus gehort.