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Unwrapping Ancient Egypt

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ISBN-10: 0857855077

ISBN-13: 9780857855077

Edition: 2014

Authors: Christina Riggs

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In ancient Egypt, wrapping sacred objects, including mummified bodies, in layers of cloth was a ritual that lay at the core of Egyptian society. Yet in the modern world, attention has focused instead on unwrapping all the careful arrangements of linen textiles the Egyptians had put in place. This book breaks new ground by looking at the significance of textile wrappings in ancient Egypt, and at the way their unwrapping has shaped the way we think about the Egyptian past. Wrapping mummified bodies and divine statues in linen reflected the cultural values attached to this textile, with implications for understanding gender, materiality and hierarchy in Egyptian society. Unwrapping mummies and…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 4/10/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.69" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English