Preserving Eternity: Modern Goals, Ancient Intentions [Paperback]

Janet Richards (Author); Terry G Wilfong (Author)

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Published by: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology | Year of Publication: 1995 | 64p, illus.
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Preserving Eternity


The methods that modern museums use to preserve their ancient Egyptian artifacts parallel in many ways the strategies that the ancient Egyptians themselves used to preserve the bodies and possessions of their dead. This illustrated book, catalogue of a Kelsey Museum of Archaeology exhibition, explores the parallels between Egyptian funerary practices and modern museum conservation through a series of short essays that concentrate on groups of artifacts in the Kelsey Museum collection.

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