At the end of the 19th century Egyptologists discovered, in two robbed tombs at Luxor, the remains of over 40 mummies dating from the 17th to the 21st Dynasties (1580 BC to 940 BC). These included the bodies of Ahmose, Thutmose III, Amenhotep II and III, Seti I, Ramesses II and III, and Merneptah. This book brings together for the first time all the photographs of the unique collection of mummies and coffins found in the two `Royal Caches' and other royal burials which include Yuya, Thuya and Tutankhamun. Each mummy and coffin is described in detail with brief information about the tomb. Diseases and ailments, mummification techniques and the very origins of the process are covered. Other topics featured are the problems of identification, conservation of remains, and reconstructing lifetime appearance.
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