“It would be hardly respectable, on one’s return from Egypt, to present oneself without a mummy in one hand and a crocodile in the other.”
French Aristocrat and Trappist Monk, Abbot Ferdinand de Géramb
to Muhammad Ali Pasha al-Mas’ud ibn Agha, 1833
Egyptomania swept the nation in the 19th century and lucky Londoners were among the few who were able to share in this rare sensation: right before their very eyes, the unrolling (unwrapping) of an authentic Egyptian mummy took centre stage – macabre and somewhat terrifying it was all in the name of science! (so they said)
Wind the clock back to 1895 and Infamous Antiquarian, Dr. Eugenia Mooney, with a mix of delight, bewilderment and intrigue takes the audience back in time to resurrect the dead! Ancient curses, sacrificial animals, secret rituals and the mummification process are all explained, as the Doctor slowly removes the wrappings from her ancient specimen. Guaranteed to horrify and delight!
Be sure to bring along your hankie – you never know when you may need it.
The Mummy Unwrapping is appropriate for ages 13 and up, the performance is approx. 50 minutes in length and will leave your audience members wanting more.
*Due to the theft of ancient artefacts, Dr. Mooney has in her presence at all times, an associate to watch over the proceedings.
Filming of the performance is prohibited unless prior written permission has been given, although photographs are most welcome.
For information, or bookings, please contact us.
Dr. Eugenia Mooney is a leading writer, translator, and lecturer in the field of Antiquarian studies.
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:
No that’s not a typo, BOG (not to be confused with “Bob”, our infamous Ptolemaic mummy).
Dr. Mooney’s latest acquisition is “Peat”, an Iron Age Bog Mummy. Dig into his fascinating history, as the doctor brings to the surface a story that will boggle the mind! This intriguing adventure wades into the murky depths to reveal human sacrifice, ritual and death that were a part of the fabric of the Iron Age culture.
Peat makes his debut Oct. 28, 2022!