This volume, published in honour of Egyptologist Professor Rosalie David OBE, presents the latest research on three of the most important aspects of ancient Egyptian civilisation: mummies, magic and medical practice. Drawing on recent archaeological fieldwork, new research on human remains, reassessments of ancient texts and modern experimental archaeology, it attempts to answer some of Egyptology's biggest questions: how did Tutankhamun die? How were the Pyramids built? How were mummies made?
Leading experts in their fields combine traditional Egyptology and innovative scientific approaches to ancient material. The result is a cutting-edge overview of the discipline, showing how it has developed over the last forty years and yet how many of its big questions remain the same. -- .
Campbell Price is Curator of Egypt and Sudan at Manchester Museum; Roger Forshaw is Lecturer in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at the University of Manchester; Andrew Chamberlain is Professor of Bioarchaeology at the University of Manchester; Paul Nicholson is Professor of Archaeology at Cardiff University -- .
Rosalie David: a biographical sketch - Joyce Tyldesley My first meeting with Rosalie David - Kay Hinkley Part I: Pharaonic sacred landscapes 1 Go West: on the ancient means of approach to the Saqqara Necropolis - Aidan Dodson 2 Sacred animal necropolis at North Saqqara: narrative of a ritual landscape - Paul T. Nicholson 3 The Manchester 'funeral' ostracon: A sketch of a funerary ritual? - Peter Robinson 4 The tomb of the 'Two Brothers' revisited - Steven Snape 5 A review of the monuments of Unnefer, High Priest of Osiris at Abydos in the reign of Ramesses II - Angela P. Thomas 6 Thoughts on Seth the con-man - Philip Turner 7 A Psamtek ushabti and a granite block from Sais (Sa el-Hagar) - Penelope Wilson Part II: Magico-medical practices in ancient Egypt 8 A most uncommon amulet - Carol Andrews 9 The sting of the scorpion - Mark Collier 10 Magico-medical aspects in the myth of Osiris - Essam el-Saeed 11 Trauma care, surgery and remedies in ancient Egypt: a reassessment - Roger Forshaw 12 One and the same? An investigation into the connection between veterinary and medical practice in ancient Egypt - Conni Lord 13 Bread and beer in ancient Egyptian medicine - Ryan Metcalfe 14 On the function of 'healing' statues - Campbell Price 15 Writings for good health in social context: Middle and New Kingdom comparisons - Stephen Quirke 16 Schistosomiasis: ancient and modern. The application of scientific techniques to diagnose the disease - Patricia Rutherford 17 An unusual funerary figurine of the early Eighteenth Dynasty - John H. Taylor Part III: Understanding Egyptian mummies 18 The biology of ancient Egyptians and Nubians - Don Brothwell 19 Further thoughts on Tutankhamun's death and embalming - Robert Connolly and Glenn Godenho 20 Proving Herodotus and Diodorus? Head space analysis of 'eau de mummy' using Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry - David Counsell 21 Science in Egyptology: the scientific study of Egyptian mummies - initial phase 1973-79 - Alan Curry 22 Slices of mummy: a thin perspective - John Denton 23 Life and death in the desert: a bioarchaeological study of human remains from the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt - Tosha Dupras et al. 24 An investigation into the evidence of age-related osteoporosis in three Egyptian mummies. - Mervyn Harris 25 The Egyptian mummy tissue bank - Patricia Lambert-Zazulak 26 The enigma of the Red Shroud Mummies - Robert D. Loynes 27 The evolution of imaging ancient Egyptian animal mummies at the University of Manchester, 1972-2014 - Lidija M. McKnight and Stephanie Atherton-Woolham 28 'Eaten by Maggots': the sorry tale of Mr Fuller's Coffin - Robert G. Morkot Part IV: Science and experimental approaches in Egyptology 29 Scientific studies of Pharaonic remains: Imaging - Judith E. Adams 30 Education, innovation and preservation: the lasting legacy of Sir Grafton Elliot Smith - Jenefer Cockitt 31 Making an ancient Egyptian contraceptive: Learning from experiment and experience - Rosalind Janssen 32 Iron from the sky: the role of meteorite iron in the development of iron-working techniques in ancient Egypt - Diane Johnson and Joyce Tyldesley 33 A bag-style tunic found on the Manchester Museum mummy '1770' - Susan Martin 34 'Palmiform' columns: an alternative design source - Peter Phillips 35 Scientific evaluation of experiments in Egyptian archaeology - Denys A. Stocks 36 Snake busters: experiments in fracture patterns of ritual figurines - Kasia Szpakowska and Rich Johnston Index -- .