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Published: 01 April 2016

140 Pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9781781382554

Bookseller Code (03)

Gifts for the Gods

Ancient Egyptian Animal Mummies and the British

Edited by Lidija M. McKnight and Stephanie Atherton-Woolham

Liverpool University Press

  • Concentrates on the role of the British in the discovery, collection, curation and scientific study of animal mummies.
  • Logical, thematic layout as opposed to a series of essays.
  • Fresh scientific analysis on animal mummies in museum collections by experts in their respective fields. Hopefully gives interested people the background information enabling them to embark on their own study of this material.
  • Focuses on a research project, rather than an individual collection of species as has previously been the case.
  • Takes into account the social histories and post-excavation histories of artefacts which have since become dispersed around the world. We give the stories of their discovery and those of the people who brought the objects to Britain.