First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

12 Funerary practices, rituals, and mummification

First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

Robert Chadwick [+-]
Bishop's University
Robert Chadwick is the co-director of the Wadi ath-Thamad Project and currently teaches in the Religion Department at Bishops University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

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This chapter covers the transition from the Old Kingdom to what is known as the Middle Kingdom and the rise of Theban temples at Karnak and Luxor. It pays attention to the importance of funerary practices, rituals and mummification. Topics covered include: - the First Intermediate Period - the Middle Kingdom - later forms of funerary architecture - trade and international relations - building and reclamation projects - the Faiyum - the legacy of the Middle Kingdom - the Second Intermediate Period - the Myth of Osiris - Orsiris as judge of the dead - mummification and early attempts to preserve the dead - natron and true mummification - the Valley of the Kings

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Chadwick, Robert . 12 Funerary practices, rituals, and mummification. First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 138-154 Jan 2005. ISBN 9781904768784. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=18670. Date accessed: 30 Nov 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.18670. Jan 2005

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