I Want My Mummy!
Well, mine never really went away, though it did morph into something a bit different. No longer intrigued by pictographic writing, or ceremonies dedicated to sun gods, now I'm just fascinated with human fruit leathers, people pickled in bogs, or dehydrated on steppes, MUMMIES! There is a touring exhibition going around the US right now called Mummies of the World. Currently the exhibition is in Salt Lake City, UT until the end of May and I am keeping my fingers crossed that it comes to Denver!
So for my fellow mummyphiles here's a smattering of books from our collection:
Tales Mummies Tell "Generously illustrated with photographs ranging from gruesome to starkly beautiful" (from flap). Yup, that pretty much sums up my enamoredness (that's right I said enamoredness) with mummies: gruesome and starkly beautiful
Wrapped for Eternity: the Story of the Egyptian Mummy This book contains fascinating stories as diverse as the careful, meticulous and considerate unwrapping of an unwanted mummy in the late 1980s to the brash and disastrously clumsy antics of an amateur Egyptologist in the late 1800s. Filled with facts and trivia that will impress your friends.
The Mummies of Ürümchi An amazing account of the Caucasian mummies that were found on the steppes of China, some of the oldest and best preserved mummies ever encountered.
Some more fascinating titles from our collection:
If you search our databases you can find many more interesting articles about the Lindow Man, bog people or any other mummy types that suit your fancy!
PS, Happy Mother's Day!