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The Mummy Congress free pdf From the dusty origins of mummification in the deserts of South America and Africa to the latest technology hyped on the Internet by Utah's Summum Corporation (which promises mummification for millennia for a mere $62,000), "The Mummy Congress" investigates the allure of mummies. In 1998, ather Pringle visited the remote Chilean port of Arica for The World Congress on Mummy Studies. This book introduces us to the eccentric world of the researchers and academics who investigate such phenomena as the child mummies of the Chinchorro, preserved over 7000 years ago, animal mummies from Ancient Eygpt, the 19th-century Buddhist tradition of self-mummification to ward off decay, and the political mummification of 20th-century demagogues like Lenin and Eva Peron. Pringle also looks at the uses of mummies for today's historians and scientists and how much they tell us about ancient cultures. This research is sometimes bizarre, but often reveals fundamental truths.

About Heather Pringle

Heather Pringle is a journalist and writer who has written on archaeology and ancient cultures and reviews in numerous magazines including National Geographic, Discover, New Scientist, Science and Geo. She is also the author of two books including In Search of Ancient North America. She lives in Vancouver, Canada.

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Author : Heather Pringle
Publisher : Fourth Estate Ltd
Data Published : 07 May 2002
ISBN : 1841151122
EAN : 9781841151120
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 384 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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