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The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 1, Episode 06: And That’s an Unwrap
S01E06: Making Mummies, Mummy Unwrapping Parties, and Mummy Brown Paint.
In this episode, Haley and Natali cuss out Victorian colonizers while unwrapping the oddly endearing mysteries of mummification. As one does.
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Here are links to the sources and resources we used while researching this episode:
Links to research materials:
Mummies, the Making of
- Afterlife in Ancient Egypt- Nova Article
- Wikipedia Article- Natron
- Ancient Egypt Death & Afterlife
- Art in Society Article- The Life & Death of Mummy Brown
Mummies as Medicine
- Mummia on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mummia
- Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1927: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2101801/
- The Gruesome History of Eating Corpses as Medicine, by Maria Dolan: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-gruesome-history-of-eating-corpses-as-medicine-82360284/
- Using a Mummy as a Medicine: https://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/news-and-analysis/opinion/blogs/using-a-mummy-as-a-medicine/20068297.blog
- Social media:Mumia (also spelled Mummia) container image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Albarello_MUMIA_18Jh.jpg
- Social media: Bored Egyptian mummy seller in 1875: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Félix_Bonfils_-_Mumienhändler.png
Mummy Unwrapping Parties
- Egyptomania: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptomania
- French Campaign in Egypt and Syria: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_campaign_in_Egypt_and_Syria
- Victorian Party People Unrolled Mummies for Fun: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/victorian-party-people-unrolled-mummies-for-fun
- Did the Victorians Really Host Mummy Unwrapping Parties? By Erin Kelly: https://allthatsinteresting.com/mummy-unwrapping-parties
- Mummy Unwrapping Parties: https://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/mummies-mummy-unwrapping-parties-video
- Uncovering the Dead at a Victorian Mummy Unwrapping Party: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/mbqagn/uncovering-dead-victorian-mummy-unwrapping-party
- 9 Surprising Things You Never Knew About Ancient Mummies: https://www.littlethings.com/mummies-facts/4
- This Man Protects the World’s Rarest Colors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8aVfqDKx1U
- How to Make a Mummy- Ted Ed Lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-to-make-a-mummy-len-bloch