The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead

June 13, 2001

We most often associate mummies with ancient Egypt, but they can be found in a surprising number of places. They have much to tell us, says science journalist Heather Pringle, about medicine, religion, beauty, and even politics. The author of The Mummy Congress joins us today on Focus to talk about her worldwide travels to talk with a number of scientists who have devoted their lives to the study of mummies.

Guest: Heather Pringle (author of The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead)