Skip to comments.Professor Turns Mummified Hand Into Teaching Tool
Posted on 10/22/2002 3:16:49 PM PDT by stanzEdited on 04/29/2004 2:01:29 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
BROOKVILLE, New York (AP) -- When a severed human hand arrived in his mailbox, Bob Brier wasn't horrified or shocked. He thought it might be something cool to bring to work.
Brier is a professor of Egyptology and a renowned mummy expert, and the hand was a gift from a woman whose father had purchased it in 1926 in Egypt from locals touting it as an ancient mummified hand.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
Please FREEPMAIL me if you want on or off the "Gods, Graves, Glyphs" PING list --
Archaeology/Anthropology/Ancient Cultures/Artifacts/Antiquities, etc.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.