Friday, December 12, 2014

Minirdis' makeover

One of 30 ancient Egyptian mummies at Chicago’s Field Museum is being prepared for travel. Minirdis, the 14-year-old son of a priest who lived 2,500 years ago, has dates in Los Angeles and Denver as part of an upcoming exhibition, "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife." The specialists will repair the boy's shroud and mask (IMAGES HERE), which have been torn and twisted, and his feet (IMAGE ABOVE) which have been detached and partially unwrapped. As delicate as mummies are, conservator J.P. Brown reassures that this one won't crumble to dust as in the movies: The last bit of Indiana Jones and all that. That’s not going to happen.”

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