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Mummies in Nineteenth Century America: Ancient Egyptian as Artifacts S.J. Wolfe

Mummies in Nineteenth Century America: Ancient Egyptian as Artifacts

S.J. Wolfe

Published October 14th 2009
ISBN : 9780786439416
Paperback
304 pages
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This work examines Egyptian mummies as artifacts in pre-1900 America--how they got here, what happened to them afterwards, and how they were perceived by the public and archaeologists. Collected newspaper accounts and other documents reveal the progression of American interest in mummies as curiosities, commodities, and cultural lessons. Numerous mummies which no longer exist are identified, and commentary on mummy coffins and discussion of methods of public exhibition are included.