The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead (Paperback)

Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead

By Heather Pringle

Theia, 9780786884636, 384pp.

Publication Date: June 19, 2002

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Description

Mummies, experts, and breaking science revealed in journalist Pringle's fascinating dive into a little-known arena of human studies.

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.


About the Author

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