Dramatic deaths, mysterious corpses – investigating with a preparator in old burial vaults

Original Title: Mumien

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 224 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-453-20486-7
€ 20.00 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Heyne

Date of publication: September 17, 2018
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Alfred  Riepertinger, Shirley Michaela  Seul - Mummies


Baffling deaths, mysterious corpses

Mummies? You not only find them in Egypt! Even today, people are still embalmed after death – and not infrequently a body dries out to become a mummy.

Preparator Alfred Riepertinger is a mummy expert and eminent authority on the subject of embalming. In this book he tells us about that spine-tingling moment when he opens a centuries-old coffin: what secrets will the mummified body divulge when it is examined? Alfred Riepertinger explains how a human body becomes a mummy and describes the techniques he himself uses in the process of embalming. He not only tells gripping tales of famous and not-so-famous mummies but also explores myths focussing on death and decay – does, for example, cadaveric poison really exist? Fascinating, intriguing and unexpected facts from the realm of the eternally living!


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