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This work examines Egyptian mummies as artifacts in pre-1900 America--how they got here, what happened to them afterwards, and how they were perceived by the public and archaeologists. Collected newspaper accounts and other documents reveal the progression of American interest in mummies as curiosities, commodities, and cultural lessons. Numerous mummies which no longer exist are identified, and commentary on mummy coffins and discussion of methods of public exhibition are included.

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ISBN:
9780786439416
Author:
Wolfe, S. J.
Publisher:
McFarland & Company
With:
Singerman, Robert
Foreword by:
Brier, Bob
Foreword:
Brier, Bob
Author:
Singerman, Robert
Subject:
Death & Dying
Subject:
Mummies -- Egypt.
Subject:
Mummies - United States - Exhibitions -
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
292
Dimensions:
8.80x5.90x.70 in. .85 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
History and Social Science » Military » Aviation History
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East

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"Synopsis" by , This work examines Egyptian mummies as artifacts in pre-1900 America--how they got here, what happened to them afterwards, and how they were perceived by the public and archaeologists. Collected newspaper accounts and other documents reveal the progression of American interest in mummies as curiosities, commodities, and cultural lessons. Numerous mummies which no longer exist are identified, and commentary on mummy coffins and discussion of methods of public exhibition are included.
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