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A History of Egyptian Mummies


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List of subscribers; Introduction; 1. On mummy; 2. On mummy as a drug; 3. On the theology of the ancient Egyptians; 4. On Egyptian tombs; 5. On embalming; 6. On the medicaments employed in embalming; 7. On the bandages; 8. On the Egyptian idols, amulets, ornaments, etc.; 9. On the cases and sarcophagi; 10. On the papyri manuscripts; 11. On the physical history of the Egyptians; 12. On the sacred animals embalmed by the Egyptians; 13. On the sacred animals: the mammalia; 14. On the sacred animals: the aves; 15. On the sacred animals: amphibia, pisces, insecta; 16. On deceptive specimens of mummies; 17. On the guanches, the mummies of Peru, the desiccated bodies of Palermo, the Burman emblamings; 18. On modern embalmings; Explanation of the plates.

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This landmark 1834 work on mummification unites the twin passions of the surgeon and antiquarian Thomas Joseph Pettigrew (1791-1865).

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