Unwrapping Ancient Egypt

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  • Author(s): Christina Riggs
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    London : Bloomsbury Academic. 2014
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      First runner-up for the British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize in Middle Eastern Studies 2015. In ancient Egypt, wrapping sacred objects, including mummified bodies, in layers of cloth was a ritual that lay at the core of Egyptian society. Yet in the modern world, attention has focused instead on unwrapping all the careful arrangements of linen textiles the Egyptians had put in place.This book breaks new ground by looking at the significance of textile wrappings in ancient Egypt, and at how their unwrapping has shaped the way we think about the Egyptian past. Wrapping mummified bodies and divine statues in linen reflected the cultural values attached to this textile, with implications for understanding gender, materiality and hierarchy in Egyptian society. Unwrapping mummies and statues similarly reflects the values attached to Egyptian antiquities in the West, where the colonial legacies of archaeology, Egyptology and racial science still influence how Egypt appears in museums and the press.From the tomb of Tutankhamun to the Arab Spring, Unwrapping Ancient Egypt raises critical questions about the deep-seated fascination with this culture – and what that fascination says about our own.
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      9780857855077. 9780857854988. 9780857856777.
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      CHRISTINA RIGGS. Unwrapping Ancient Egypt. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014. ISBN 9780857855077. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=698454. Acesso em: 29 nov. 2020.
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      Christina Riggs. Unwrapping Ancient Egypt. Bloomsbury Academic; 2014. Accessed November 29, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=698454
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      Christina Riggs. (2014). Unwrapping Ancient Egypt. Bloomsbury Academic.
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      Christina Riggs. 2014. Unwrapping Ancient Egypt. London: Bloomsbury Academic. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=698454.
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      Christina Riggs (2014) Unwrapping Ancient Egypt. London: Bloomsbury Academic. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=698454 (Accessed: 29 November 2020).
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      Christina Riggs 2014, Unwrapping Ancient Egypt, Bloomsbury Academic, London, viewed 29 November 2020, .
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      Christina Riggs. Unwrapping Ancient Egypt. Bloomsbury Academic, 2014. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=698454.
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      Christina Riggs. Unwrapping Ancient Egypt. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=698454.
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      Christina Riggs. Unwrapping Ancient Egypt [Internet]. London: Bloomsbury Academic; 2014 [cited 2020 Nov 29]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=698454