10.23.2006

Faces of Mummies
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What did mummies really look like?
Now you can find out. By the 3rd century A.D., the people in Egypt were still practicing mummification, but replaced the old King Tut style masks with realistic face paintings, characteristic of Greek and Roman art. Some of the people in this memory TV exercise had red-bordered tunics, indicating they were probably Roman citizens (possibly a stereotype broken as well). Take yourself back 2,000 years and see faces you might see right now, anywhere. This is the same time period when Gnosticism grew in popularity in Egypt...



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