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To Live ForeverEgyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum

Published by GILES in association with the Brooklyn Museum

Add to Cart US$39.95

Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 152 pages, 279mm x 216mm (8 ½ x 11 in.), portrait

Illustrations — 130 colour and 12 b&w illustrations

Format — Hardback

ISBN — 978-1-904832-52-2

Book Details (pdf) — Live_Forever_AI.pdf

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"A book that anyone (scholar, enthusiast or those new to the subject) can enjoy - be if a brief flit-through to enjoy the images and their detailed captions or a more in-depth read of the well-written, concise and informative text." Ancient Egypt Magazine "In his reader-friendly visual and writing style, this author draws the curtain back on a fascinating area of ancient Egyptian society" Henry Berry online "A thorough discussion of Egyptian theology and the process of preparing a corpse for the afterlife" Berkshire Fine Arts

About the Book

This new book draws on over 120 ancient Egyptian monuments from the world-renowned collection of the Brooklyn Museum to illustrate Egyptian strategies for defeating death and living forever. In answering the questions at the core of the public’s fascination with ancient Egypt, and explaining Egyptian beliefs about death and the afterlife, author Edward Bleiberg offers a fresh take on the subject by addressing the practical, economic considerations an ancient Egyptian faced when preparing for the next life. Publication accompanies a major national touring exhibition in the USA which began in July 2008. Forthcoming venues are: Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, February 12–May 8, 2011 Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, June 11–September 4, 2011 Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee, October 6–January 7, 2012 Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, February 10–June 3, 2012

About the Author(s)

Edward Bleiberg has been a curator of Egyptian art at the Brooklyn Museum since 1998. He was formerly the Director of the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at the University of Memphis from 1989 to 1998. He has curated the exhibitions Jewish Life in Ancient Egypt: A Family Archive from the Nile Valley; Tree of Paradise: Jewish Mosaics from the Roman Empire; and Pharaohs, Queens, and Goddesses. He is the author of The Official Gift in Ancient Egypt (1996), Ancient Egypt, 2615−332 B.C.E. (2001), Arts and Humanities through the Eras: Ancient Egypt (2004), and the catalogues accompanying Jewish Life in Ancient Egypt, and Tree of Paradise. Kathlyn Cooney is Research Associate at the Getty Research Institute in LosAngeles. She has taught at Stanford, UCLA, and Howard University. She was co-curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs in 2005. In 2002, she was Kress fellow at the National Gallery of Art, where she was involved with the installation of the Cairo Museum exhibition Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt. Her first book, The Cost of Death: The Social and Economic Value of Ancient Egyptian Funerary Art in the Ramesside Period, was published in 2007.