The Tale of the Tattooed Mummy

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Self-Improvement Wednesday on ABC Radio 702 Sydney Drive with Richard Glover.


Human tattoos in ancient Egypt. 

Period23 May 2018

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  • TitleThe Tale of the Tattooed Mummy
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletABC Radio Sydney Drive with Richard Glover
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size9min 46secs
    DescriptionExtended discussion of recently published results of the examination of two natural mummies from fourth millennium Egypt in the British Museum. The mummies date to c. 3300-3100 BC. Along with the tattooed Austrian 'Ice Man' of similar date, the two mummies represent the oldest examples of tattooing yet identified.
    Producer/AuthorRichard Glover
    PersonsKarin Sowada