Archaeology & History
Do mummies have a right to privacy?
By T.K. Randall
September 14, 2010 · 46 comments
Image Credit: Jon Bodsworth
Ancient mummies are often exhumed and studied but shouldn't our ancestors have a right to rest in peace ?
Issues concerning the privacy and beliefs of long-deceased Egyptian mummies have been called in to question as the removal and study of ancient bodies seems to be becoming more and more commonplace.
Should we consider the privacy or reputation of the individual when analysing an Egyptian mummy? The assumption that ancient corpses are fair game for science is beginning to be challenged.
Source: New Scientist
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