New perspectives on the development of mummification and funerary practices during the pre- and early dynastic periods

Jana Jones

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Abstract

Microscopic analysis of textiles from burials dating to the earliest periods of Egyptian civilisation has shown surprising developments in funerary practices and beliefs. These include the use of resins some 2000 years before it is currently believed to have been used in mummification. The author has analysed textiles on site in Egypt for the ACE and various European missions, and in museum collections.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ninth International Congress of Egyptologists = Actes du neuvième Congrès international des égyptologues, Grenoble 6-12 September 2004
EditorsJean-Claude Goyon, Christine Cardin
Place of PublicationLeuven
PublisherPeeters
Pages979-989
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9789042917170
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventInternational Congress of Egyptologists (9th : 2004) - Grenoble, France
Duration: 6 Sep 200412 Sep 2004

Publication series

NameOrientalia Lovaniensia analecta
PublisherPeeters
Volume150

Conference

ConferenceInternational Congress of Egyptologists (9th : 2004)
CityGrenoble, France
Period6/09/0412/09/04

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Keywords

  • mummification
  • textiles
  • resins
  • Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt

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Jones, J. (2007). New perspectives on the development of mummification and funerary practices during the pre- and early dynastic periods. In J-C. Goyon, & C. Cardin (Eds.), Proceedings of the ninth International Congress of Egyptologists = Actes du neuvième Congrès international des égyptologues, Grenoble 6-12 September 2004 (pp. 979-989). (Orientalia Lovaniensia analecta; Vol. 150). Leuven: Peeters.