Saturday, 16 April 2011

YouTube - Bob Brier, "Mummification: Resurrection of a Lost Art"

Very interesting lecture by Bob Brier about mummifying a human body, experimental archeology at its best. Fits in very nicely with Salima Ikram's work which was shown online from Swansea University at their conference. One thing that really struck me is that he states categorically you can not retrieve DNA from an Ancient Egyptian mummy. YouTube - Bob Brier, "Mummification: Resurrection of a Lost Art": "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

1 comment:

Rose said...

Jane,

thanks for posting this.
I attended a lecture last year by Stephen Buckley who categorically stated that it was impossible to retrieve DNA from a mummy due to the mummification processes. It is good to see it confirmed by Bob Brier as there has been so much made recently about DNA being recovered from various mummies.

Rose