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Title The mystery of the Albany mummies / edited by Peter Lacovara and Sue D'Auria.

Publication Info. Albany : Excelsior Editions/State University of New York Press, 2018.

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Summary "This book recounts a fascinating tale of the mystery of the Albany mummies from their early acquisition in 1909, to their beloved status as Albany's Egyptian priest and priestess in the mid-twentieth century, to the present, when their mystery was solved through the intersection of historical scholarship and science and technology. Key to this story was the planning and installation of a major exhibition called GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies, organized by the Albany Institute of History & Art and on view from September 21, 2013 until June 6, 2014"--Foreword.
"The story of the Albany mummies centers on two ancient Egyptian mummies and their coffins, one dating from the 21st Dynasty and the other from the Ptolemaic Period. In 1909, the mummies and coffin bottoms were purchased from the Cairo Museum by Albany Institute board member Samuel Brown, a purveyor of coffees, teas, and spices in Albany"--Albany Institute website.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chronology -- Preface / Tammis K. Groft -- From the Nile to the Hudson : the Albany mummies / Tammis K. Groft -- Egyptomania and the Empire State / Peter Lacovara -- Sidebar: Egyptian volumes at the Albany Institute / Andrew Oliver -- Ankhefenmut and his world / Peter Lacovara and Joyce Haynes -- Sidebar: Genealogy of Dynasty 21 / Peter Lacovara -- Sidebar: Ankhefenmut's tunic / Peter Lacovara -- Sidebar: The conservation of the coffin of Ankhefenmut / Leslie Ransick Gat and Erin Toomey -- The mummy of Ankhefenmut : a scientific investigation / Bob Brier -- Albany's Ptolemaic mummy and Late Period funerary arts / Peter Lacovara -- The Ptolemaic mummy : a scientific investigation / Bob Brier -- The Albany Institute Egyptian Collection -- Glossary.
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Subject Albany Institute of History and Art -- History.
Albany Institute of History and Art.
Mummies -- Egypt -- History.
Mummy cases -- Egypt -- History.
Mummies -- New York (State) -- Albany -- History.
Mummy cases -- New York (State) -- Albany -- History.
Egyptology -- New York (State) -- Albany -- History.
Exhibitions -- New York (State) -- Albany -- History.
Egypt -- Kings and rulers -- History.
Egypt -- Antiquities.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Lacovara, Peter, editor.
D'Auria, Sue, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Mystery of the Albany mummies. Albany : Excelsior Editions/State University of New York Press, 2018 9781438469485 (DLC) 2017027464
ISBN 9781438469508 (electronic bk.)
1438469500 (electronic bk.)
9781438469485 (paperback ; alkaline paper)