Mummified : the stories behind Egyptian mummies in museums / Angela Stienne.

  • Stienne, Angela
  • Books

About this work


"Mummified explores the curious, unsettling and controversial cases of mummies held in French and British museums. From powdered mummies eaten as medicine to mummies unrolled in public, dissected for race studies and DNA-tested in modern laboratories, there is a lot more to these ancient remains than first meets the eye. This book takes you on a journey from Paris to London, Leicester and Manchester, from the apothecaries of the Middle Ages to the dissecting tables of the eighteenth century, and finally behind the screen of today's computers, to revisit the stories of these bodies that have fascinated Europeans for so long. Mummified investigates matters of life and death, of collecting and viewing, and of interactions - sometimes violent and sometimes emotional - that question the essence of what makes us human." -- Amazon.


Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2022.

Physical description

xv, 272 pages : black and white illustrations ; 21 cm


1. The mummy as medicine, the mummy in medicine -- 2. The displayed mummy, the displaced body -- 3. Mummies buried in a garden, and other incidents -- 4. The mummy's foot -- 5. Mummies unrolled -- 6. The White mummy -- 7. The (White) mummy returns -- 8. The mummy of the future.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-268) and index.


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    JIM /STI
    Open shelves

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  • 9781526161895
  • 1526161893