The Macabre History of Victorian Mummy Unwrapping Parties

Cannibal medicine, mummy brown paint, and the world’s most macabre unboxing

A Mummy in detail (CC BY-SA 3.0)

WWhen we imagine archaeology today, we might picture a team carefully sweeping away dirt with small brushes, delicately uncovering the remains of people, artefacts, and architecture that have been lost to us for millennia.

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A Renaissance Writer

A Renaissance Writer

I love all things Italian Renaissance, cooking and writing. I can often be found reading, drinking espresso and working on too many things at once