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Published: 01 May 2021

144 Pages | 104 color illustrations, 10 black and white illustrations, 2 black and white tables

9 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9781800348585

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Life and Times of Takabuti in Ancient Egypt

Investigating the Belfast Mummy

Edited by Rosalie David and Eileen Murphy

Liverpool University Press

  • This 'detective-style' investigation combines the perennial appeal of ancient Egypt and mummies with new and unique cutting-edge research carried out at leading academic/scientific institutions
  • This first book about the mummy of Takabuti, a major attraction at the Ulster Museum, Belfast, includes both archival information from the unwrapping in 1835, and pioneering scientific studies undertaken in the 21st century
  • Although focusing on Takabuti, the book addresses broader issues: how cross-disciplinary scientific and historical research can add new knowledge about an ancient society, and how early interest in obtaining and studying mummies can be complemented by current cutting-edge research
  • All chapters are written by the experts who have undertaken the research, providing exciting new perspectives and engaging directly with the reader
  • The initial stage of this mummy research project was the subject of a landmark BBC 60-minute television documentary (Show me the Mummy: The Face of Takabuti, 2009), filmed in the UK and Egypt. This highly-acclaimed film was widely transmitted (including the Public Broadcasting Channel in the USA)