Friday, November 04, 2011

3000 year old mummy to be assessed in Ireland

Irish Examiner (Niamh Hennessy)

A 3,000-YEAR-OLD Egyptian mummy which was once hidden under the floorboards at University College Cork (UCC) is at the centre of an investigation by Egyptian authorities.

The male mummy is now located at the Boole Library at UCC but is not on public display.

A spokesman from the Egyptian Embassy in Dublin said they are aware of the mummy at UCC and are in discussions with the university on the matter.

He said they are waiting to have the mummy assessed by an expert or somebody at the embassy. He also said that, once the assessment is completed, they will then decide if it will be returned to Egypt or stay in UCC.

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