Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Egyptian Expert Submits Report on Mummy

Originally published August 18, 2009 | The Times of India

The following is an excerpt from an article from the Times of India:

The head of the research department, supreme council of antiquities, Egypt Tarek El Awady on Monday presented his report to the government on preservation of the Egyptian mummy, which was stored in the state museum and deteriorating because of mismanagement.

Most of this should be common sense in terms of the preservation of mummies and observing them in museums. I'd also add: no leaning on glass cases. In addition, $20,000 is hardly asking for much for preservation (unless that's per mummy on display; even then, I'm sure there are plenty of people with the same passion as I who would lend a helping hand in donating to the cause).

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