Pringle, Heather: The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession and the Everlasting Dead
Book Number: 001695
Fourth Estate Ltd London, United Kingdom 2002 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall New book, 368 pages. This book is wide ranging in every sense. Heather Pringle's lively prose takes us across the centuries, across the globe, and across the scientific disciplines. Bringing to life the study of mummies, she introduces us to the scholars of desiccated flesh: the Egyptologists, pathologists and archaeologists who gather at the "world mummy congress" with which she begins and ends her enthralling book.