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Mummy: The Inside Story

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Mummy: The Inside Story by John H. Taylor
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The 3,000 year-old mummy of the Egyptian priest Nesperennub has never been removed from its beautifully painted case, but now the latest non-invasive imaging technology has revealed what lies inside. Combining CT scanning with leading-edge computer graphics, scientists have created the world's first virtual mummy - a three-dimensional rendering of the body that can be viewed interactively. This has made it possible to carry out a 'virtual unwrapping' which answers many questions about Nesperennub: How old was he? What did he look like? What diseases did he suffer from? How was he mummified? In a sequence of startlingly clear images this book takes the reader on a tour inside the mummy, to examine the skull, bones, internal organs and the objects placed inside the wrappings: amulets to ensure magical protection, and a unique and enigmatic bowl, perhaps left on the body as the result of an 'accident' in the embalming workshop.

Author Biography

John Taylor is a curator in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan in The British Museum, and author of Unwrapping a Mummy and Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt.
Release date NZ
July 26th, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
100 illustrations, 71 in colour
Imprint
British Museum Press
Pages
48
Dimensions
211x280x4
ISBN-13
9780714119625
Product ID
2059861

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