Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Mummy Chamber

There is no news these days so I figured it was time for some fun and found myself in the Brooklyn museum's "Mummy Chamber". The chamber contains everything you would expect to find in such a place including an interactive section where you can look under the wrappings of a number of the museums mummies.

A well done and fascinating presentation and I particularly enjoyed the video of the re wrapping of one of their mummies.

Photo Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum

Mummy of Thothirdes
Egypt, probably from Thebes. Late Period, Dynasty 26, circa 664–525 B.C.E. Linen, organic materials, 16 x 10 1/4 x 61 in. (40.6 x 26 x 154.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1521Ec

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