The Bell Curve of Life
Sunday, July 17, 2011
London: British Museum, Egyptian Collection
The British Museum has an amazing Egyptian collection, and I've only captured a small fraction of it here.
An Egyptian mummy.
very interesting exhibit shows the animal mummies made by the Egyptians.
Mummies of a fish and a kitten.
Baboon mummy, with an alligator mummy partially visible also.
Mummy of a young bull.
The British Museum has an exhibit of Egyptian skulls.
I put this on par with the Vatican displaying Egyptian mummies, but no Italian corpses. "It's okay to show theirs, but not ours."
Until I found this display - a skeleton from Barnack, Cambridgeshire, England dating to 2350-2100 BC. At least the British Museum also showed a skeleton of someone native to England!
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