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Professor Turns Mummified Hand Into Teaching Tool
CNN ^ | October 22, 2002 | Associated Press

Posted on 10/22/2002 3:16:49 PM PDT by stanz

Edited on 04/29/2004 2:01:29 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

BROOKVILLE, New York (AP) -- When a severed human hand arrived in his mailbox, Bob Brier wasn't horrified or shocked. He thought it might be something cool to bring to work.

Brier is a professor of Egyptology and a renowned mummy expert, and the hand was a gift from a woman whose father had purchased it in 1926 in Egypt from locals touting it as an ancient mummified hand.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: archaeology; economic; egyptology; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; history; mummies
Dr. Bob has dedicated his life to the study of anything Egyptian. A personal friend of mine, I thought any of you Egyptology buffs out there might be interested in this amusing article. Dr. Bob and colleagues from U. of Maryland performed the world's first mummification according to Egytpian methods on a cadaver back in 1997 (or thereabouts.)
1 posted on 10/22/2002 3:16:49 PM PDT by stanz
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To: *Gods, Graves, Glyphs; stanz
Just adding this to the GGG homepage, not sending a general distribution.
Please FREEPMAIL me if you want on or off the "Gods, Graves, Glyphs" PING list --
Archaeology/Anthropology/Ancient Cultures/Artifacts/Antiquities, etc.

2 posted on 07/20/2004 10:54:43 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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