X-Raying the Pharaohs

X Raying the Pharaohs Harris professor of dentistry and Weeks an American Egyptologist report the preliminary findings of a project to x ray the mummified Egyptians which commenced in under the auspices of the Mic

  • Title: X-Raying the Pharaohs
  • Author: James E. Harris Kent R. Weeks
  • ISBN: 9780684130163
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Harris, professor of dentistry, and Weeks, an American Egyptologist, report the preliminary findings of a project to x ray the mummified Egyptians which commenced in 1965 under the auspices of the Michigan School of Dentistry There s a lot to be learned from teeth and the Michigan team is well on its way to a social history of dentition which could well lead to major reviHarris, professor of dentistry, and Weeks, an American Egyptologist, report the preliminary findings of a project to x ray the mummified Egyptians which commenced in 1965 under the auspices of the Michigan School of Dentistry There s a lot to be learned from teeth and the Michigan team is well on its way to a social history of dentition which could well lead to major revisions Kirkus

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    1. A wonderful analysis of the "modern" way of examining Egypt's most delicate royal (and not-so-royal) artifacts. Complete with black and white photographs of early scientists and their efforts at delving beyond the mummy masks, this book is rich in detail and insight. You may just begin to want to become a radiologist (or even an odontologist) specializing in Egyptian mummies after you finish with this beautiful book.

    2. Although a relatively short book, X-Raying the Pharaohs is an excellent resource. Aimed at the lay person, this book is easy to understand but packed full of information. Each pharaoh x-rayed is briefly profiled and then a summary of the results is given. Some interesting revelations, though reading this long after X-Raying the Pharaohs was published and at a point where these revelations have become well-accepted amongst Egyptologists, these breakthroughs don't have the same impact as when they [...]

    3. This is a popular, photographically illustrated exposition of the x-ray study of Egyptian mummies conducted by Egyptologist Weeks and dentist Harris. Teeth are the most perdurant part of the human body and the analysis of them and of other bones by means of x-ray examination offers some insight into the physical condition and diets of the ancient Egyptian aristocracy.

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