Mummies around the World: An Encyclopedia of Mummies in History, Religion, and Popular Culture

Perfect for school and public libraries, this is the only reference book to combine pop culture with science to uncover the mystery behind mummies and the mummification phenomena. * Includes photographs, reproductions of ancient art, images from films and television, and a bibliography to encourage further research * Features profiles of famous archaeologists and key figures who have been instrumental in bringing the mummy to modern consciousness * Contains various timelines tracing the exploration of the Egyptian tombs, the birth of modern genetic and radiologic methods of study, the evolution of mummies in film and literature, and the history of mummies around the world * Highlights key facts and interesting trivia related to mummies in helpful sidebars * Offers an extensive bibliography to encourage further reading