The Sweet Side of Mummification

I started this week railing against a British television producer who is hunting for a terminally ill person to mummify in a new uber-sensational reality-based television show. All week this story has left a really bad taste in my mouth.  To wash it away,  I found a superb short video on mummification that was shot by the J. Paul Getty Museum. The curators based on the video on the techniques used by an Egyptian mortician some 2000 years ago to mummify a young man named Heracletes.   Short, sweet and to the point. And no cashing in on the misery of a terminally ill patient. Bingo.

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