Garstang Museum of Archaeology
14 Abercromby Square
Discuss the history of mummification in Ancient Egypt. Guided tours of the museum will highlight objects relating to mummification and tell the story of the Garstang mummy who was recently reunited with the museum in 2014.
Mummification began around 3500BCE using dry sand to naturally mummify bodies and continued for thousands of years becoming more and more elaborate, eventually resulting in the removal of internal organs including the brain.
The Greek historian Herodotus was especially fascinated by the different methods of mummification, some of which included the use of enemas. During your tour, you will discover why the Ancient Egyptians practiced mummification, the changing fashions in mummy wrapping, and why canopic jars have animal heads. Tours are suitable for all, except the squeamish!