Mummies, Disease and Ancient Cultures

To seem upon a mummy is to come back nose to nose with our earlier. This booklet provides the tale of mummification as a tradition around the world. Mummies were stumbled on on each continent, a few intentionally preserved by way of use of a number of advanced concepts (as with the traditional Egyptians), others by chance via dry baking warmth, extreme chilly and ice, or by way of tanning in peat bathrooms. via reading those preserved people, we will be able to get profound insights into the lives, well-being, tradition and deaths of people and populations gone. the 1st variation of this ebook was once acclaimed as a vintage. This readable re-creation builds on those foundations, investigating the glorious new findings in South the USA, Europe and the some distance East. will probably be essential quantity for an individual operating in paleopathology and a desirable learn for all these drawn to anthropology, archaeology, and the heritage of drugs.

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