Thursday, September 22, 2005

The Kittermaster Mummy
An item in The Telegraph about the analysis of a mummy by Rosalie David's team at Manchester University, after it was rediscovered in an unusud cupboard "A pathologist, Dr Dick Kittermaster, had donated the mummy to Uplands Community College but, with changing staff and the passing of time, it had been forgotten and mislaid. In the summer of 2004, however, a box was found on the top shelf of an unused cupboard containing the disarticulated mummy wrapped in linen: a delicate hand with nails, a foot, two femurs and a pelvis, which, along with the head and tightly wrapped neck, constituted what is now referred to as the Kittermaster Mummy. A previous post-mortem had identified that the mummy was that of a young female from around 700BC, but little more was known. To build up a picture of this shadowy stranger we would need expert help".

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