The Royal Mummies
Bloomsbury Academic, 8 Jun 2000 - 224 halaman
Egypt is unique among ancient civilisations in that the physical remains of a good many of the country's ruling elite, thanks to mummification, have survived intact down to the present day. Originally buried in splendour in the Valley of the Kings and elsewhere, these mummies were later hidden for safekeeping in a number of easily guarded 'caches' dotted around the vast Theban necropolis. Two were discovered in 1881 (at Deir el-Bahri) and 1898 (in the tomb of Amenophis II), containing the bodies of more then 50 kings, queens, lesser royals and nobles who lived in the second half of the second millennium BC. "The Royal Mummies", first published in 1912 and long out of print, remains the basic text on the Egyptian royal dead. Heavily illustrated with photographs and line drawings, it includes extensive physical and archaeological descriptions of all the principal human remains from the two finds, including some of Egypt's most famous kings - Ahmose, Tuthmosis III, Amenophis III, Akhenaten, Sethos I and Ramesses II.
abdomen Ahmôsis Amenothes II Anhâpou ankles arms avait bandages bigonial breadth bizygomatic breadth body bone broken carapace cavity cent centimetre chest chin coffin cranial cranium Diagram diameter Egyptian embalming wound embalming-wound epiphysis été face femur folded forearm hair head humerus ilium incision inscription layer left side legs length linen Loret Maspero mass Menephtah mill millimetres minimal frontal breadth Momies royales mummy nasal height neck Nofritari nose obliquely packed parietal bone perineum Pinotmou placed in front plaits Plate plunderers Poupart's ligament pubes Ramses Ramses II removed resinous material resinous paste right side ROYAL MUMMIES Saqnounrî scalp Seti Seti II sheet shoulder shroud Siphtah skin skull spine spirally string stuffed suprasternal notch symphysis pubis teeth thighs thorax Thoutmosis Thoutmosis IV tibia tomb of Amenothes tomb-robbers total facial height unwrapped upper facial height vertical wrappings XIXth XVIIIth Dynasty XXth Dynasty