On Saturday, I travelled to Perth to present the results of the radiological investigation of the Perth Mummy, Ta-Kr-Hb, at a study day being held at the Museum to raise funds for her conservation. I was joined by Mark Hall, Sam Sportun, Caroline Wilkinson, Claire Gilmour and Gemma Kirkland to discuss the invstigation of the mummy and to put her mummy and coffin into its archaeological context. Visitors also got the chance to see Ta-Kr-Hb before she goes back into store pending her conservation treatment which will stabilise her for future display.
I took the opportunity during my Scottish jaunt to have a look at the Egyptian galleries in the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. Sadly, there were no animal mummies on display!
It was a pleasant change to present the results of the study of a human mummy rather than the animals! Today, it’s back to the office to write more chapters for the book and to prepare further for the exhibition. No rest for the wicked!