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I Love My Mummy

You mean Mother’s Day isn’t for expressing your love of all things Mummy?

Well, maybe it should be, because we love all of these:


The Encyclopedia of Preserved People
by Natalie Jane Prior

Pickled, frozen and mummified corpses from all around the world.



Iceman Murder Mystery
DVD [2011]

He’s been dead for more than 5,000 years. Poked, prodded, and probed by scientists for the last 20. Yet Otzi the Iceman, the famous mummified corpse pulled from a glacier in the Italian Alps, continues to keep many secrets. Now, through an autopsy like none other, scientists will attempt to unravel mysteries about the ancient mummy, revealing not only the details of Otzi’s death but also an entire way of life.


The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession and the Everlasting Dead
by Heather Pringle

When acclaimed science journalist Heather Pringle was dispatched to a remote part of northern Chile to cover a little-known scientific conference, she found herself in the midst of the most passionate gathering of her working life – dozens of mummy experts lodged in a rambling seaside hotel, battling over the implications of their latest discoveries.


Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris
by R.L. LaFevers

When mummies go missing all over London, eleven-year-old Theodosia puts aside her fight against the Serpents of Chaos to save her father, who is suspected in the thefts, all the while avoiding a string of new governesses.



The Mummies of Ürümchi
by Elizabeth Wayland Barber

The ancient mummies of Ürümchi – the windswept regional capital of the Uyghur Autonomous Region in Western China – lies at the center of a mystery. Beautifully preserved, these prehistoric people are Caucasian – tall and large-nosed and blond with round eyes (probably blue). Where did they come from, and what were they doing in the foothills of the Himalayas?



The Mummy
DVD [1999]

Ancient curses, exciting exploration, terrifying tombs and a brave librarian! Also a very, very scary Mummy.



Opened Ground: Selected Poems 1966-1996
by Seamus Heaney

Heaney is an excellent poet, and his poems about bog mummies are the best of all. Check out The Bog Queen, The Grauballe Man, Punishment, and many others.



Wrapped Up In You: or Mummy Can’t Buy Me Love, or… 
by Dan Jolley, illustrated by Natalie Nourigat

Eighteen-year-old Staci tries to keep her friend Faith safe from a group of witches, but winds up helping the Incan mummy the group has reanimated – who also happens to be very attractive and charming.



And sadly, we don’t own this:

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