Object Worlds in Ancient Egypt: Material Biographies Past and Present By Lynn Meskell
Publisher: Berg Publishers 2004 | 265 Pages | ISBN: 1859738672 , 1859738621 | PDF | 2 MB
From the Valley of the Kings to Las Vegas, Egypt looms large in the Western imagination. So why are we intrigued by pyramids and practices of mummification? Is it because the ancient Egyptians fetishized material objects? And what do Egyptian remains tell us about biography, embodiment, memory, materiality, the self, and, indeed, ourselves? This book considers how excavated objects reveal ancient Egyptians' experiences of their material world. It also explores existential questions that not only preoccupied ancient Egyptians, but continue to fascinate people today.
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