Life Everlasting: The National Museums Scotland Collection of Ancient Egyptian Coffins

Life Everlasting: The National Museums Scotland Collection of Ancient Egyptian Coffins

By: Bill Manley (author), Aidan Dobson (author)Hardback

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National Museums Scotland is home to a world-class collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts. Though a public collection for 150 years, its breadth and depth remains largely unknown. This book aims to bring to public attention the many exceptional funerary items which include the royal burial group from Qurna, the coffin of the priest Iufenaumun, and the unusual double-coffin and mummies of the young half-brothers, Petamun and Penhorpabik. In bringing the collection to light, this book provides a wider understanding of its history, including the numerous figures who were responsible for acquiring, researching and preserving it over the years - egyptologists, curators and historians.

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About Author

Bill Manley was Senior Curator for Egyptian Scripts at National Museums Scotland from 2005 to 2010, having been a Research Assistant since 1995. Dr Manley has taught Egyptology and has worked in Egypt. Aidan Dodson is currently a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Bristol


Part 1 The Middle Kingdom (19th to 18th centuries BC) Part 2 The Qurna burial and the new Kingdom (16th to 13th centuries BC) Part 3 Yellow-Coffins (10th century BC) Part 4 Simpler Styles (10th to 8th centuries BC) Part 5 Diversity in Forms (8th to 7th centuries BC) Part 6 the Late Period and the Ptolemies (6th to 1st centuries BC) Part 7 Roman Rule (1st to 3rd centuries AD) Appendix Concordances Chronology of Ancient Egypt bibliography Glossary

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/09/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781905267170
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9781905267170
  • weight: 798
  • ISBN10: 1905267177

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