Egyptian Mummies


PROF. ELLIOT SMITH and Mr. Warren Dawson have written a very interesting and useful book on mummies, which appears in a most attractive guise (except for some of the illustrations). Its outward show would seem to indicate that it is intended for the general reader who is “keen on” mummies and mystery rather than for the scientific student, but the latter will find in it much detail of purely scientific (and more especially pathological) interest, besides a sketch of the history of the practice in Egypt which, being written by the chief authority on the subject, can be accepted without question. The book takes the place of the old and out-of-date work of Pettigrew, which hitherto has been almost the only treatise specially devoted to the subject, though the archaeological reader will find a very useful chapter on the matter in Sir Ernest Budge's long out-of-print book, “The Mummy.”

Egyptian Mummies.

By Prof. G. Elliot Smith Warren R. Dawson. Pp. 190 + 65 plates. (London: G. Allen and Unwin, Ltd., 1924.) 25s. net.

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HALL, H. Egyptian Mummies . Nature 115, 113–114 (1925).

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