Live Chat: The Science of Mummies

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Today's Topic

In the past 30 years, scientists have made incredible discoveries about ancient mummies, from the tombs of Egypt to Ötzi the Iceman. How did early cultures mummify their dead and why did they do it? What can these studies tell us about ancient diseases and how they spread? And what does the future hold for mummy research?

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Frank Rühli


Heather Gill-Frerking



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