Lofty Discoveries

Great blog, interesting post.


By now many of you will have seen the news of the German boy who found a mummy in his grandmother’s attic. Last week, ten-year old Alex Ketter found three cases in the corner while playing in the attic in the small town of Diepholz. Neither his grandmother nor father knew what was inside the cases… so they opened them up.

You can imagine their surprise when they discovered a large sarcophagus and inside that, a mummy! Upon opening the other cases in the attic, they also found an earthenware Egyptian death mask and a canopic jar. While it is entirely possible that these items are fakes – indeed, the sarcophagus and death mask are thought to be replicas – there is a good chance the mummy is genuine. Alex’s father, Lutz, will be taking the mummy up to a university in Berlin where it will be inspected by…

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