Mummification: Resurrection of an Ancient Art

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In 1994, using ancient tools and materials, Bob Brier and Ronald Wade became the first people in 2,000 years to mummify a human cadaver in the ancient Egyptian style. Working at the University of Maryland Medical School, the two researchers used replicas of ancient tools to remove the brain through the nose and the internal organs through a three-inch abdominal incision. The project was the subject of the National Geographic television documentary, Mr. Mummy. Join Dr. Brier as he discusses his findings of his mummification project and how it illuminates the ancient Egyptian knowledge of anatomy and medicine.