Mummies of the World

Feb 11, 2013

Biological anthropologist Heather Gill-Frerking says there's a mummy in the Leonardo's new exhibit that doesn't get much attention. It's a three-year-old that likely died from malnutrition. Visitors are drawn to the mummies that have tattoos or interesting clothes, but when Gill-Frerking sees this mummy, she imagines a family that suffered the tragic loss of a child. "Mummies of the World" opens this weekend, so we're talking about mummies – why they fascinate us and what they have to teach us.

  • "Mummies of the World" opens Saturday, February 16 at The Leonardo in downtown Salt Lake City. To plan a visit, click here
  • Mummies of the World tells the story of exhibition and its mummies, and includes articles by Heather Gill-Frerking
  • Visit Dr. Heather's new Facebook page - where she'll answer questions about mummies and mummification, and will share events and new finds in mummy research. 
  • We'll also be joined by S.J. Wolfe, author of Mummies in Nineteenth Century America