Saturday, August 27, 2005

Mummies Unwrap the Ancient Past
An article on mummification to compliment the new British Museum exhibition at the Hancock Museum in the UK: "They scrambled people's brains, hooked them out through their nose, stuffed bodies with sawdust and then wrapped them in up to 375 square metres of linen.No, this isn't a scene from a horror movie. It is a glimpse into the ancient ritual of mummification, which is one of the areas explored in the Hancock Museum's latest exhibition. Egypt Revealed: Life & Death in Ancient Egypt, a British Museum exhibition, investigates little-known facts about one of the world’s greatest civilisations and includes rarely seen ancient Egyptian artefacts".

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