Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mums the Word

There are murmurs in the dark and stylish undercurrents of the art world in the tropics, rumors and vapors of contested deeds, of provenance and piranhas in a resurgent cloud of mummy dust. The eyes of three thousand years are opening, winking and freaking people out.
But lips are shut as if sewn with the floss of art history, dreaded desire for death and rebirth and answers.

Question is: Scooby-Doo Where are You?

Body Farmer

The original "Body Farm" (started by William Bass)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (CNN) -- Nearly everything known about the science of human decomposition comes from one place -- forensic anthropologist William Bass' Body Farm.

"I'm 72 and I'm sorry I'm getting so old because I have all these things I've got to do," said Bass, who started the farm with one body and a small plot of ground in the fall of 1971.

Bill Bass is a star in a day sky.

Extract of Mummy

Local lightweight paper Sun Sentinal got the scoop on the Bass Mummy ( no relation to Bill Bass). We should all be astounded to the bone at this ghoulish discovery in the swamp, the tense traverse to Aventura Medical and the fate of this Boy from Cairo.

The Egyptian mummy, belonging to the Bass Museum of Art is at least 2,600 years old and is tucked inside a wooden sarcophagus.

Another blog said this of the 2500 year old tourist from Egypt.

After using 3D scanners to take a peek beneath the ancient bandages, it was what wasn’t inside that most surprised the doctors.

The mummyboy must have a good health insurance plan.

No Ticket, No Laundry.

The Bass Mummy may have charmed his way onto CNN inadvertently because if he knew what is being reported in major papers around the world, he may have been better preserved tucked away in the basement of the Bass.

PARIS — France's culture minister agreed Friday to return five painted wall fragments to Egypt after a row over their ownership prompted the Egyptians to cut ties with the Louvre Museum.

Hawass also cut ties with the St. Louis Art Museum after it failed to answer his demand to return a 3,200-year-old golden burial mask of a noblewoman.

Hawass also wants the return of the bust of Nefertiti – wife of the famed monotheistic Pharaoh Akhenaten – and the Rosetta Stone, a basalt slab with an inscription that was the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics. The bust is in Berlin's Egyptian Museum; the Rosetta Stone is in the British Museum in London.

Rosetta Stone Fortune Teller Child

and from a recent ocean drive puff piece.

With a chuckle, he asks,
“Did you know we have a mummy? An actual Egyptian mummy! Think of all the children in Miami Beach who would otherwise never get to see a real mummy!”

Best Closing Sentence Ever...


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