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Mummy Congress the Heather Pringle

Mummy Congress the

Heather Pringle

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An acclaimed journalist unravels the mysteries of mummies by examining the scientists who regularly attend the World Congress on Mummy Studies.Taking readers on a journey over five continents and across nearly 7,000 years, Pringle reveals how mummiesMoreAn acclaimed journalist unravels the mysteries of mummies by examining the scientists who regularly attend the World Congress on Mummy Studies.Taking readers on a journey over five continents and across nearly 7,000 years, Pringle reveals how mummies have been venerated as saints, fought over by politicians, collected as artistic treasures, analyzed for cures to ancient diseases, and imitated by todays cosmetics and beauty industries.This astounding book shows what mummies and the poeple who study them can tell us about ourselves -- about our fears of mortality and our dreams of eternal life, about the lives of our ancestors and about the possibilities for future generations.