The Friendly Funeralista

The ROM places Mummified Egyptian Babies on Display

Posted on: February 8, 2011

Baby mummies haven’t been on display at Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum since the 1950’s.  For many, the sight of a mummified child is too much to bear, and this has resulted in these children being buried for decades in the vaults of the ROM.  I would encourage you to watch this video featuring Gayle Gibson, a teacher and Egyptologist at the museum.  She explains why the museum has placed the children back on display and gives a brief overview of  egyptian burial rites and customs.   Very respectful and interesting piece.


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