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In the 19th century a very popular form of entertainment was the mummy unwrapping party you could go to a private or public event at which an ancient egyptian mummy would be unrolled and examined bandages would be passed around touched and smelled ancient jewellery would be admired and a the dead body of an egyptian would be revealed at the end.
One mummy for instance was found to have had its head filled with sand whist another who was supposed to have been a princess turned out to be a man instead through these mummy unwrapping parties pettigrews fame grew so much so that he became the founding treasurer of the british archaeological society thomas pettigrew by skelton.
The mummy unwrapping at atlas obscura day was nothing short of astounding not knowing what to expect as dr mooney began it was with equal parts surprise intrigue and horror that we found the mummy was not just authentic but a remarkable specimen the doctors charming dialogue served to both educate and entertain as she cut away the bandages leaving the audience with an enthralling.
Dont blame tom cruise for the mummy his star wattage is as high as ever and hes well cast as a roguish man of adventure in fact the mummy is actually fun to watchfor a while.