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The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead

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  • The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead (Hyperion Books) – Hardcover (2001)
    by Heather Pringle

    The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead

    Hardcover, Hyperion Books
    2001
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    368 pages

    ISBN: 0786865512
    ISBN-13: 9780786865512

    An acclaimed journalist unravels the mysteries of mummies by following the scientists who devote their lives to studying them. The World Congress on Mummy Studies brings together mummy experts from all over the world and airs their latest findings. 16-page color insert.

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miriampat5761

Learning about Mummies

by miriampat5761 on Mar 6, 2008

This is well-written book about the history of mummies throughout the world. It begins with a review of the actual Mummy Congress which takes place annually in a different area of the world. Members of the Mummy Congress are those archeologists who are especially dedicated to the study of mummies. In this book I learned that there are naturally made mummies in northern Chile, the Chinchorro. The Chinchorro mummies are older than most Egyptian mummies and are preserved naturally in hot sand and sun. I learned about the bog people, whose well-preserved bodies have been found for a number of years, as they have floated up in the bogs of Europe. The most important thing I learned by reading this excellent book is that mummies are found everywhere in the world. Before I read the book, I knew only of the mummies found in Egypt. This book is recommended for anyone who has ever wanted to know more about the characteristics of mummies.

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