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Mummies of the World

Darryl Moran

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
Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.