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What are mummies and who invented these?

Asked by Good Citizen, 30 Jan '09 09:14 pm
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Mummies are the dead bodies of humans or animals that have been embalmed and prepared for burial, as according to the practices of the ancient Egyptians. Its said that the method of making mummy was invented by apes 9000 years ago.
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 30 Jan '09 09:32 pm

 
  
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A British academic has traced the origins of the mysterious curse of Tutankhamun, the Egyptian pharaoh who died 3,380 years ago. And the London-based scholar's investigation has revealed that King Tut's curse had its genesis not in ancient Egypt but in early 19th-century England.

After years of detective work by the Open University Egyptologist Dominic Montserrat, the trail of the mummy's curse has finally led back to the imagination of a young English author in the 1820s and a bizarre theatrical "striptease'' show in which Egyptian mummies were unwrapped in public.

The show took place near London's Piccadilly Circus in 1821 and seems to have inspired a little-known 25-year-old novelist called Jane Loudon Webb to write an early science-fiction book calledThe Mummy.

Set in the 22nd century, the novel featured an angry, vengeful mummy who came back to life and threatened to strangle the book's hero, a young scholar called Edric. This was followed in 1828 by ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 30 Jan '09 09:17 pm

 
  
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Mummies are nothing but the dead persons who kept inside the pyramids and dumped their belongings thats it nothing else
Answered by vijetha vardhan, 30 Jan '09 09:16 pm

 
  
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Mummuies r dead body of kings and their royal family members,they r in Egypt,British scolars found them.
Answered by prahlad desai, 30 Jan '09 09:24 pm

 
  
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