Looking for something unusual and entertaining for your next function, party or afternoon tea? A Victorian Parlour Mummy Unwrapping is guaranteed to astound, intrigue and perhaps horrify your guests – either way, they will never forget it!
Infamous Archaeologist, Dr. Eugenia Mooney will visit your event along with her 2000 year old Mummy (or ‘Bob’ as he is affectionately known) and her Museum of Cairo guard. This is an event that swept the Victorian upper class and was all the rage. To host a mummy unwrapping was and IS truly a unique, “one-up” experience!
The unwrapping is educational as well as interactive. Appropriate for ages 6 and up. The performance is approx. one hour in length and will leave audience members wanting more.
Background: The year is 1895 and Dr. Eugenia Mooney is a leading writer, translator, and lecturer in the field of archaeology. Being the only woman to have written extensively on Egyptian art, mummies and hieroglyphs, she has worked alongside Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge at the British Museum translating the Egyptian Book of the Dead and is considered top-notch in her abilities. Her research and lecturing on mummies has brought Dr. Mooney to the forefront. She has a reputation for being something of an oddity herself – often bringing mummified specimens on her lecture tours much to the delight and dismay of the attendees.
What people are saying
The mummy unwrapping at Atlas Obscura Day was nothing short of astounding! Not knowing what to expect as Dr. Mooney began, it was with equal parts surprise, intrigue, and horror that we found the mummy was not just authentic, but a remarkable specimen! The Doctor’s charming dialogue served to both educate and entertain as she cut away the bandages, leaving the audience with an enthralling sight. The atmosphere and experience were like nothing else; it was like stepping into a different time. ~Jason Grabher-Meyer
Having no idea WHAT to expect from a mummy unwrapping and having no idea these types of things ever took place I was pleasantly surprised and horrified. What a wonderful evening of entertainment this was. Thank you to Dr. Mooney and her expert knowledge. Who thought I would ever volunteer to LICK a mummy. ~Kevin Landers
I did attend the unwrapping at the CNSE. It was fabulous. I boasted about to it a whole lot of people. So many were sorry to have missed it. Would love to attend another one. Danute Dorion
I saw the mummy unwrapping at CNSE and it was wonderful! To me and many others, it was the best event of the convention. The attention to detail in the mummy was incredible and it is a great way to learn about how mummies really are. I highly recommend you see this if you have a chance. ~Alexandre Adam
As lover of archaeology and ancient Egypt, I was astounded at the reality of this performance, The mummy is spectacular as well as Dr. Mooney. She is highly versed in Egyptology and the unwrapping was everything one would expect in the Victorian era. It was filled with intrigue, humour and was slightly horrifying all at the same time. Made me feel like I was in a different time and place in the universe. Well done and a MUST SEE! ~Lilian D. aka Dolly Sprockets