Paris.. An ISIS extremist was sentenced to 18 years in prison

Paris.. An ISIS extremist was sentenced to 18 years in prison
Paris.. An ISIS extremist was sentenced to 18 years in prison
-

Although “mummy” is the common name for the most popular exhibits in the world for the remains of ancient Egyptians, some museums in Britain have begun to adopt new terms for them, according to a report by “CNN”.

Instead of a “mummy”, museums currently use the name of the individual with the remains himself, in order to confirm that he was once a living person, and at other times a “embalmed person” is used.

The report attributes the tendency of some museums to use a different language to describe these human remains, to distance them from portraying mummies in popular culture, which tend to “undermine their humanity” through “myths about the curse of mummies” and portraying them as “supernatural monsters.”

“We have human remains from all over the world, and we may change the terminology we use based on how they were preserved in the past,” says Daniel Antoine, curator of the Egypt and Sudan department at the British Museum in London.

“We have natural mummies from pre-dynastic Egypt, so we will refer to them as natural mummies because they were not mummified artificially,” he explains.

-

Mummies are the bodies of some personalities, which the ancient Egyptians preserved after death by using some materials to protect them from decomposition.

--

And officials in some museums hope that this will lead to changes in how society views the owners of those mummies, through the way they display these remains.

Adam Goldwater, director of the Great North Museum, which is displaying a mummified woman known as Artero, confirms that visitors had not previously realized that she was a “real person”.

He said, “We hope that our visitors will see her remains for what they really were, and that she was once a living human being, and she has a belief that the body should remain after death.”

But the museum stressed, at the same time, that it “did not prohibit the use of the term ‘mummy’,” noting that “it is still in use in our galleries.”

-

--

PREV World Newspapers | Not just a derby, Barcelona wins a cockfight
NEXT Who is the husband of Moudi Al-Shamrani?