Ancient Egyptian Tombs: The Culture of Life and Death - eBook
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Publication Date: 2011
Series: Blackwell Ancient Religions
This book explores the development of tombs as a culturalphenomenon in ancient Egypt and examines what tombs reveal aboutancient Egyptian culture and Egyptians’ belief in theafterlife.
- Investigates the roles of tombs in the development of funerarypractices
- Draws on a range of data, including architecture, artifactsand texts
- Discusses tombs within the context of everyday life in AncientEgypt
- Stresses the importance of the tomb as an eternal expressionof the self
Steven Snape is Senior Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology at the University of Liverpool, Director of Archaeological Collections in Liverpool University’s Garstang Museum of Archaeology, and Director of its excavations at the Ramesside fortress-town of Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham. His books include Six Archaeological Sites in Sharqiyeh Province (1986), A Temple of Domitian at El-Ashmunein (1990), Egyptian Temples (1996), and Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham I: The Temple and Chapels (with P. Wilson, 2007).
"This work is a rather ambitious attempt to summarize not onlythe development of the burial place in ancient Egypt and itsarchitecture, but also the complex religious significance of thetomb, the attendant rituals and ritual objects as well as funerarytexts. Admittedly, there is a great deal to be said about each ofthese aspects of the burial rite in ancient Egypt and the authorhas essayed a survey that includes a good deal of significantinformation as well as observation." (Bryn Mawr Classical Review,12 November 2011)
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