Sunday, October 2, 2016

A good article - here is the 'resin copy Tutankhamun mummy' that disturbed the writer

Resin duplicate mummy

Unraveling The Private Lives Of Mummies by Nigel Fletcher-Jones

Who were the mummies? While science is giving us more insight into the personality of ancient individuals, museums are also focusing their displays on the lives…

"However, the ethical dilemma associated with the public display of mummies was brought home to me recently when, at a tourist museum, I saw a complete resin copy of the body of Tutankhamun, and couldn’t decide whether this was better or, in some manner, worse than viewing the real body in such a commercial setting. There was certainly very little, if any, scientific validity in this particular ‘exhibit’."