Three hundred years of death: the Egyptian funerary industry in the Ptolemaic period

"In Three Thousand Years of Death, The Egyptian Funerary Industry in the Ptolemaic Period, Maria Cannata provides a detailed survey of the organisation of the necropolises and the funerary workers, as well as their role in the practical aspects of the mummification, funeral, burial, and mortuar...

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Published in:Culture and history of the ancient Near East
Main Author: Cannata, Maria
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Leiden Boston Brill [2020]
In: Culture and history of the ancient Near East (volume 110)
Year: 2020, Volume: 110
Series/Journal:Culture and history of the ancient Near East volume 110
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Egypt / Geschichte 323 v. Chr.-30 v. Chr. / Ptolemies v323-v30 / Priest / Funeral
IxTheo Classification:ZB Sociology
Further subjects:B Funeral rites and ceremonies (Egypt)
B Ptolemaic dynasty 305-30 B.C
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Summary:"In Three Thousand Years of Death, The Egyptian Funerary Industry in the Ptolemaic Period, Maria Cannata provides a detailed survey of the organisation of the necropolises and the funerary workers, as well as their role in the practical aspects of the mummification, funeral, burial, and mortuary cult of the deceased, in Ptolemaic Egypt (332-30 BC). The author gathers together and synthesises hundreds of the original textual sources, as well as the relevant archaeological sources, on the organisation of the funerary industry and its practitioners, revealing important regional and chronological variations overlooked in studies focusing on a limited geographical area, a shorter timeframe, or a smaller group of documents"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (pages 626-718) and indexes
ISBN:9004406794