Mumab the Maryland Mummy

Mumab the Maryland Mummy…say that five times fast.

Matt introduced us to one last mummy today as we ‘wrap up’ our Mummy of the Week segments; today, we looked at Mumab the Maryland Mummy.

Mumab—short for Mummy of University of Maryland at Baltimore—has the distinction of being the first modern ancient mummy.  The inspiration for his creation came in 1994 when mummy expert Dr. Bob Brier realized that the only way to know how ancient Egyptian mummies were made would be to mummify a human cadaver using the same tools and methods the Egyptians used.  And so he did.

Head over to www.sciencebuff.org for more information on the Mummies of the World Exhibit.

Sponsored by the Mummies of the World Exhibit.

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