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ISBN: 0786865512 / ISBN-13: 9780786865512

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

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Throughout history, from the Ancient Egyptians to medieval saints and the remains of figures like Eva Peron and Lenin, mummies have held a powerful ... Show synopsis

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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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