Mummies: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt focuses on embalming, coffins, sarcophagi, shabti figures, magic and ritual, amulets, papyri, as well as the process of mummification. The exhibition illustrates in depth the story of the fascinating Egyptian ritual of preparing and sending the dead to the afterlife, complete with furnishings created specifically for an individual's coffin, such as spectacular gold jewelry and a wooden boat to transport the dead into the underworld. Written by John H. Taylor and Nigel C. Strudwick, Curators of the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at The British Museum. Foreword by Peter C. Keller, President of The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art. 240 pages with color photographs on nearly every page. Soft Cover.