Thursday, March 10, 2005

The accidental mummy

The big news was King Tut's CAT scan, which I thought would have spurred Steve Martin to record a new song. There was also the related story of this mummy, who was found quite by accident and whose beaded burial mask was remarkably intact. You really have to see the photo. There's something downright scary about such Marvel-Comic colored beading held in place by black linen strips. I think I can safely say that if I had been the first modern Westerner to have cracked open the tomb and seen that face, I would have wet my pants.

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