Episode 203 – Some Words with a Mummy

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Post Comment 3 comments on “Episode 203 – Some Words with a Mummy

  • Andrew Roedell on

    When I read this story years ago, I thought it was Poe’s way of poking fun of how proud his fellow Americans were of their “enlightened” civilization and “modern” technology, and their nineteenth-century assumption that culture was always ascending to higher and higher stages.

    On another note — I saw this story today and thought you might both enjoy it: It seems Harvard’s rare book collection includes a few books bound in human flesh:


    It seems a latter-day Wilbur Whateley would find some items of interest at Harvard . . .

  • Chris Miles on

    This reminded me of the French film “The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec”.

    Looking forward to your show on “Lot No.249”. Went to a lecture last year at Liverpool Museum entitled “Mummies Versus Fenians” which looked at the literary and Egyptology background to this story.


    The curator of the Egyptology department of the Museum talked about the collection at Liverpool and we got to touch and smell some artefacts.

  • darren t. on

    How about going with ‘Ancient April month for mummies’ for the name. Agreed this one is hard with all the mummies being named & not so iconic as Dracula.

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