Senior scientist Caroline Cartwright explores how these fascinating objects were made, and what they can tell us about the people they portray.
27 October 2020
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Several ancient Egyptian coffins and mummy cases have been found covered in a mysterious ‘black goo’. Dr Kate Fulcher, Research Assistant in the Museum’s Department of Scientific Research, explores what is this goo is made from, why it may have been used and what it can reveal about Egyptian funerary practice.