“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 was sweeping the nation in the 19th century and a few lucky Londoners were able to share in a rare sensation: before their very eyes, the unrolling (unwrapping) of an authentic Egyptian mummy took centre stage – all in the name of science!
Wind the clock back to 1895 and Infamous Antiquarian, Dr. Eugenia Mooney, conducts you on a journey to ancient Egypt. With a mix of delight, bewilderment and intrigue, Dr. Mooney 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. 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 artifacts, Dr. Mooney has in her presence at all times, an armed guard.
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!
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