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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

MUMMY’S THE WORD IN OLD BLIGHTY…

There’s a battle of sorts raging in Britain about the ethics of putting dead persons on display in museums, having been brought to a boil by the recent BodyWorks exhibit shown there. The controversy has even extended to persons who died three thousand years ago and then were subjected to a mummification process that they fully expected would allow them to live forever:

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Note: Would your opinion on the propriety of displaying mummies in museums change if your awe-inspiring research skills had somehow proven that a mummy on display was a long-lost relative?

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