Wednesday, 7 July 2010
'Mummies of the World' display opens
The largest exhibition ever assembled of mummies has opened in Los Angeles. Mummies of the World features a never-before-seen collection of 150 human and animal mummies and related artifacts from five continent. Included is an Egyptian cat mummy wrapped in painted linen bandaging, which dates to the Ptolemaic period (from 323- 30BC) and shows how Egyptian cats were sometimes intentionally preserved to accompany royals into the afterlife.