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Struck Writes About Ethics of Displaying Egyptian Mummies

Senior Journalist-in-Residence Doug Struck writes for Undark about mummy exhibits being big draws for museums, but that curators are wrestling with cultural and racial sensitivity.

Struck begins his piece referring to the chief surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, John Warren, and his cutting into a mummy in 1823.

“The question of whether it is unseemly, ghoulish, disrespectful, or even racist to display ancient corpses, or whether it’s a noble contribution to science and education, has nagged mummy displays since Warren took up his scalpel nearly 200 years ago.”

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