Friday, February 8, 2013

Mummymania

February 8, 2013

You know what’s cool about National Review? It lets me write about mummies. From my latest article: That’s the thing about mummies: They wake up cranky. As surely as Halloween mummies wrap themselves in toilet paper, every mummy tale comes with a curse — the enduring cliché that disturbing the eternal slumber of embalmed Egyptians […]

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Mummy’s Curse

February 8, 2013

NATIONAL REVIEW February 25, 2013 UNEARTHING THE UNCANNY JOHN J. MILLER The Mummy’s Curse: The True History of a Dark Fantasy, by Roger Luckhurst (Oxford, 321 pp., $35) The Egyptian pharaoh Ramses III died more than 3,000 years ago, but it wasn’t until December that researchers figured out how: A CT scan of his mummified […]

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