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Patricia Lambert-Zazulak

, so that nothing will be lost for future generations of researchers. The concept of the International Ancient Egyptian Mummy Tissue Bank has a crucial role in fulfilling these objectives. It is important for the conservation of ancient human remains that they be disturbed as little as possible, and therefore the storage of tissue in the tissue bank will mean that a mummy needs to be X-rayed, be endoscoped and have tissue samples taken only once in order for the tissue to be available in the tissue bank and carefully selected for future work. The central recording of

in Mummies, magic and medicine in ancient Egypt
The lasting legacy of Sir Grafton Elliot Smith
Jenefer Cockitt

carried out during the ASN (1907–11). The measurements he made on skeletal remains were standard for the time, with his ideas in this area possibly being influenced by the work of Alexander Macallister while in Cambridge. It is, however, in the recording methods he used that the innovative nature of Elliot Smith becomes apparent. From the time he worked at Naga ed Deir, Elliot Smith made use of pre-printed cards for the detailed recording of a body (Smith and Jones 1910: 10). These cards, when used during the ASN, included boxes for noting a number of skeletal

in Mummies, magic and medicine in ancient Egypt
James Breasted’s early scientific network
Kathleen Sheppard

Petrie Pups) were already ensconced in the site, excavating a large pre-dynastic cemetery. Because of the massive number of ­burials – they excavated over 2,200 graves in one season – Petrie had to quickly develop an organised system of uncovering and safely cleaning the grave, recording the finds, and collecting the objects. He recorded this system in the field report for the season in order to ‘give sufficient confidence in the general accuracy of the results noted’ (Petrie and Quibell, 1896: ix). He explained that he used a ‘compound gang’ of pairs of Egyptian men

in Communities and knowledge production in archaeology
Steven Snape

also the northern part of the eastern face of the Gebel Durunka as far as the necropolis of Asyut and including the unfinished tombs about three kilometres to the north-north-west of Deir Rifeh which had been noted by Petrie. Pillet’s work was largely focused on a detailed architectural study of the large Rifeh tombs, and he produced a set of high-quality plans of several of the tombs known and worked on by Griffith and by Petrie. These plans make a real contribution to the recording of the larger and more important tombs at Deir Rifeh, especially in the context of a

in Mummies, magic and medicine in ancient Egypt
Was he more than just ‘Dr Took’?
Jonathan R. Trigg

both the archaeology of an area and the history of the way it has been interpreted? What was Toope’s contribution to knowledge, and what is his ongoing cultural significance? Such questions are more complex than previously considered, I would ROBERTS 9781526134554 PRINT.indd 202 03/12/2019 08:56 Re-examining the contribution of Dr Robert Toope203 suggest. This chapter contends that, whilst Toope’s techniques were neither scientific nor appropriate (in the modern sense), he has proved vital, indeed seminal, in the recording, interpretation and understanding of

in Communities and knowledge production in archaeology
Bronwyn Labrum

understandings of history and historical importance, with a strong emphasis on pioneering, war and politics. Yet we see here, in this post-settler context, a long-term interest in Māori culture and objects which are mixed up with Pākehā people and society.26 This is in strong contrast to other colonial contexts in which the Indigenous are absent from museum collections, except as literally dead objects of ethnology and anthropology.27 The historian Chris Hilliard has described this as a ‘textual museum’, the product of systematic and dedicated collecting and recording of both

in Curatopia
A sketch of a funerary ritual
Peter Robinson

, commonly consisting of personal jottings, letters, sketches or scribal exercises’ (Shaw and Nicholson 1995: 216). As well as the many texts and images found on ostraca recording the daily activities of the ancient Egyptians, we have many sketches of scenes from afterlife texts, some of which may be initial drafts of scenes for tombs or temples (Robins 1997: 191). Perhaps, then, the Manchester ostracon could be the initial sketch of a funeral for some purpose other than simply reportage of an event. Breaking down the image The majority of surviving ostraca from Thebes

in Mummies, magic and medicine in ancient Egypt
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Technique and the lives of objects in the collection
Samuel J.M.M. Alberti

predecessors, but their main emphasis endured: to preserve the collection in perpetuity in order to glean information from the objects. But having rendered them stable, how was such knowledge extracted? Recording and cataloguing Objects in museums were subject not only to material manipulation but also to practices intended to order them, interpret them and trace them. The principal remnant of these practices is the museum catalogue, which historian of science Paula Findlen considers ‘the most important object produced from a collection’. Together with other collection

in Nature and culture
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Ian Wedde

Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu. The experience is phenomenological in as much as, pace Merleau-Ponty,7 it consists of an apparently empirical record of perceptions, where memory is the recording agent. It is epistemological in as much as it discloses knowledge about the past that I have no reason to doubt, though that rationality is subverted to some extent by abjection; and it also shows me a kind of neurological or mentality experiment whose yield is how sensory perceptions such as smell can directly access knowledge we call ‘memory’ – can, in fact, recall

in Curatopia
Essam El Saeed

‘complete’, ‘restored’ and ‘whole’. This hieroglyphic symbol, with its different components, was used in recording quantities (Gardiner 1957: 197–200) especially in medicine (Allen 2005: 26–7). The Udjat eye could also represent the moon and its monthly destruction, which on a mythological level caused cosmic disorder until Thoth put the eye back and restored order (Koenig 2011). It is hardly surprisingly, therefore, that the Udjat 118 magico-medical practices in ancient egypt 10.2  Mathematical values represented by the Udjat ‘eye of Horus’. eye represents one of

in Mummies, magic and medicine in ancient Egypt