Mummification – A New Video Clip Featuring Zahi Hawass

   Posted by: Keith Payne   

Categories: Egypt in the News, Mummies

mum01-tabMummies are always a source of wonder.  Whether your interest is academic, spiritual, or just plain macabre, you can’t pass a good mummy by. 

But how are mummies made?  We have had a recent look at mummification thanks to the Swiss Mummy Project, and now Dr. Zahi Hawass contributes a short video clip.



In Mummification Featuring Zahi Hawass, no less a personage than the head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities gives us a quick introduction to Mummy Making 101.  I blog about the clip for Heritage Key under my daytime name, Keith Payne:  Mummies and Mummification featuring Zahi Hawass: A New Heritage Key Video Clip. 

Also in that blog I discuss how and where to look for a more complete picture of the process, as we seem to get the fast and dirty (albeit no gloves or masks required) version of how to send a loved one off to the afterlife.  Sharp video production by Nico Piazza and the still photography of Sandro Vannini combine to make this clip a joy to watch, so check it out!



Photograph “Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna 0189.JPG” by Gryffindor is provided courtesy of Wikimedia Commons  and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 License. In short: you are free to share and make derivative works of those files under the conditions that you appropriately attribute them, and that you distribute them only under a license identical to this one. Official license 

ALL OTHER photographs and text are copyright by Keith Payne, 2009, all rights reserved.

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