Mummified: The stories behind Egyptian mummies in museums (Hardcover)

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Mummified explores the curious, unsettling and controversial cases of mummies held in French and British museums. From powdered mummies eaten as medicine to mummies unrolled in public, dissected for race studies and DNA-tested in modern laboratories, there is a lot more to these ancient remains than first meets the eye. This book takes you on a journey from Paris to London, Leicester and Manchester, from the apothecaries of the Middle Ages to the dissecting tables of the eighteenth century, and finally behind the screen of today's computers, to revisit the stories of these bodies that have fascinated Europeans for so long.

Mummified investigates matters of life and death, of collecting and viewing, and of interactions - sometimes violent and sometimes emotional - that question the essence of what makes us human.

About the Author

Dr Angela Stienne is a cultural historian, museum researcher and storyteller. In 2016 she created the website Mummy Stories, which aims to reshape the discussion around human remains in museums by collecting people's stories of their own encounters.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781526161895
ISBN-10: 1526161893
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English