The Mummy Congress
Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead
By Heather Pringle
(Theia, Paperback, 9780786884636, 384pp.)
Publication Date: June 2002
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Perhaps the most eccentric of all scientific meetings, the World Congress on Mummy Studies brings together mummy experts from all over the globe and airs their latest findings. Who are these scientists, and what draws them to this morbid yet captivating field? The Mummy Congress, written by acclaimed science journalist Heather Pringle, examines not just the world of mummies, but also the people obsessed with them.