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A Museum Without A Mummy

“A museum without a mummy,” according to Antoine Vivenel, “is not a museum.” Along with a couple of other apparent ‘must haves’, an ancient Greek pot or a Roman statue or two, mummies and/or other ancient Egyptian funerary objects do seem to be everywhere. A project under the auspices of the International Committee for Egyptology, an UNESCO committee, estimates that there are over two million ancient Egyptian artefacts in some 850 public collections in at least 69 countries around the world. This is the West’s legacy of centuries of large scale removal of antiquities from archaeological sites in Egypt and Sudan to satisfy what has come to be known as “Egyptomania”.

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Thomas Dowson

With a professional background in archaeology and a passion for travel, I founded Archaeology Travel to help more people explore our world’s fascinating pasts. Born in Zambia, I trained as an archaeologist at the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and taught archaeology at the universities of Southampton and Manchester (England). Read More

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