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mummies of Ürümchi

E. J. W. Barber

mummies of Ürümchi

by E. J. W. Barber

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Published by Pan in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mummies -- China -- Sinkiang Uighur Autonomous Region.,
  • Bronze age -- China -- Sinkiang Uighur Autonomous Region.,
  • Textile fabrics, Prehistoric -- China -- Sinkiang Autonomous Region.,
  • Tarim Basin (China) -- Antiquities.,
  • Sinkiang Uighur Autonomous Region (China) -- Antiquities.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementElizabeth Wayland Barber.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination240 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18517296M
    ISBN 100330368974

    This book presents the story of mummification as a practice worldwide. Mummies have been found on every continent, some deliberately preserved as with the ancient Egyptians using a variety of complex techniques, others accidentally by dry baking heat, intense cold and ice, or by tanning in peat bogs. These mummies, although almost 4, years old, are almost as alive as they once were in the mighty vastness of China's ancient deserts. Anglo faces in an oriental land, makers of colorful and intricate wool clothing (AND Tartan Plaids!), people who knew the art of mummifying with sand, wood and salt to a degree even greater than the Egyptians -- this book gives a lavish presentation of a.

    Mummies. In Urumchi (apparently pronounced Ur-rah-MOO-chi) they had tombs for rich/noble people. The dry air preseved the dead bodies. The bodies have europeian features. This is a book about them with pictures. Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned. ­The most familiar mummies, of course, are the carefully wrapped bodies of ancient Egypt. These figures are only one subsection of the world's mummy population, however. In the past years, scientists, adventurers and capitalists have discov­ered ancient mummies in diverse locales all around the world.

    To understand Egyptian mummies you have to first know about their religious beliefs. Ancient Egyptians believed in many gods and that when a person died they passed into an ‘afterlife’. The thought that the individual would have a life that was very close to the one that they lived in with everyone else. In order Continue reading "Egyptian Mummies".   Mummies, Disease and Ancient Cultures by A Cockburn et al. (eds.) (Cambridge, ) The Bog People by PV Glob (London, ) In Search of the Immortals by H Reid (London, ).


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Mummies of Ürümchi by E. J. W. Barber Download PDF EPUB FB2

Elizabeth Wayland Barber describes these remarkable mummies and their clothing, and deduces their path to this remote, forbidding place. The result is a book like no other―a fascinating unveiling of an ancient, exotic, nearly forgotten world.

A finalist for the Kiriyama Mummies of Ürümchi book Rim Book Cited by:   Mallory & Mair's book,'The Tarim Mummies' is a much better, more comprehensive treatment of the world of these mummies. Far, far too much in-depth analysis of ancient wool & felt-making techniques & far, far too little focus upon the mummies themselves/5.

Elizabeth Wayland Barber describes these remarkable mummies and their clothing, and deduces their path to this remote, forbidding place.

The result is a book like no other—a fascinating unveiling of an ancient, exotic, nearly forgotten world. A finalist for the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize.

Ina most astonishing discovery was made in Western China. Incredibly well-preserved mummies dating back years were unearthed in this remote region--mummies with large, colorful wardrobes.

The story of the discovery and excavation of a group of perfectly preserved mummies buried around BC in Chinese Turkestan. An element of mystery pervades the book, as it did the project. Firstly all the mummies are intact. Get this from a library. The mummies of Ürümchi.

[E J W Barber] -- Examines the mummies located in the museums of Ürümchi, in Chinese Turkestan, which are from a blond Caucasian group of people dating as much as 4, years ago.

Mummies of Urumchi (Book) Book Details. ISBN. Title. Mummies of Urumchi. Author. Barber, Elizabeth Wayland. Publisher. Norton & Company. Publication Date. Buy This Book.

$ plus shipping $ free shipping worldwide. By purchasing books through this website, you support our non-profit organization. Ancient. Elizabeth Wayland Barber describes these remarkable mummies and their clothing, and deduces their path to this remote, forbidding place.

The result is a book like no other-a fascinating unveiling of an ancient, exotic, nearly forgotten world. A finalist for the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book.

Buy The Mummies of Urumchi Main Market by Barber, Elizabeth W. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: The other organs were preserved separately, with the stomach, liver, lungs, and intestines placed in special boxes or jars today called canopic jars.

These were buried with the mummy. In later mummies, the organs were treated, wrapped, and replaced within the body. Even so, unused canopic jars continued to be part of the burial ritual.

The theory that the earliest mummies came from the west of what is now modern China is supported by other scholars as well. A textile expert, Elizabeth Wayland Barber, in a book called “The Mummies of Urumchi,” wrote that the kind of cloth discovered in the oldest grave sites can be traced to the Caucasus.

Han Kangxin, a physical. Greco-Roman mummies have the most decorative bandages. Royal mummies are the finest example of the embalmers art. The Egyptians believed part of the soul needed the body to survive in the afterlife. Scholars found thousands of animal mummies.

In later periods, embalmers were not careful with the mummies and broke bones or lost pieces. The mummies were supposedly discovered in by tomb robbers working in the Nazca region, an area where the ancient Nazca culture flourished.

The mummies come from "a group of 'huaqueros,' or. The Mummies of Urumchi 作者: Elizabeth Wayland Barber / E. Barber 出版社: W. Norton & Company 出版年: 页数: 定价: USD 装帧: Hardcover ISBN:   2 La Doncella. La Doncella, or the Maiden, is the remarkably well-preserved body of a year-old Incan girl, who was probably sacrificed more than years ceremony took place on the Argentinian volcano Llullaillaco, 6, meters (22, ft) above sea level.

Her remains, along with the remains of two other children, were uncovered in   Some mummies happened by accident. Take, for instance, the Accidental Mummies of Guanajuato, a collection of over mummies found buried in.

The mummies were found in a well-preserved state, seemingly by accident, and wearing copper masks and covered in reindeer, beaver, wolverine, or bear fur.

Many of their skulls are shattered or missing, while the skeletons were smashed. One of the mummies is a red-haired male, protected from chest to foot by copper plating.

Elizabeth Wayland Barber describes these remarkable mummies and their clothing, and deduces their path to this remote, forbidding place.

The result is a book like no other—a fascinating unveiling of an ancient, exotic, nearly forgotten world. A finalist for the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book : $ Books about mummies. Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.

I bought this book because I heard an interview with charming Elizabeth Barber about mummies in China. By the time the book was finished she had covered -- almost effortlessly -- a world where weather, textiles, religion, migration, agriculture, geography, mysticism, and so many other fields somehow come s:.

The following is a list of mummies that include Egyptian Pharaohs and their named mummified family members.

Some of these mummies have been found to be remarkably intact, while others have been damaged from tomb robbers and environmental conditions. Given the technology/wealth at the time, all known predynastic rulers were buried in open tombs.Mummification is a process in which the skin and flesh of a corpse can be preserved.

The process can occur either naturally, or it can be intentional. If it occurs naturally, it is the result of cold (as can be found in a glacier), acid (as can be found in a bog) or Egyptians wrapped bandages around the corpse to protect the body from rotting.

For some obscure reason this book seems to focus more on mummy candy, mummy clothing, mummy perfume, mummy movies, mummy urban legends, and modern mummy fanatics rather than Predynastic Egyptian mummies, techniques of mummification, use of herbs and scented plants in mummies, Egyptian afterlife beliefs, Hindu, Inca, Messopotamian, prehistoric and other mummies, Reviews: 9.