Thursday, 29 March 2018

Mummy's Home

News from Australia of the mummy that was found in a coffin which was previously thought to be empty.

And that would be just a dull little story, but this line got me thinking:
"Experts will try to identify the mummy, which was "badly torn apart" and ransacked by tomb raiders at some point in history. Only about 10% of the body remains in the coffin."
If you had been Mer-Neith-it-es, picking the spot for your burial and appropriate inscriptions and hieroglyphics for what you hoped would be your final resting place - what would worry you more? The 90% of your bodily remains that the tomb raiders presumably scattered and left in the tomb - or the 10% that a bunch of Australians are currently carbon dating and CAT scanning?

So the spirit of Mer-Neith-it-es goes to follow the sun-god Ra around the skies. And wonders why he is flying in the wrong direction. And asks why these white-faced people with strange accents and tampered-with balls refer to "CATS". The only cats she knew were sacred. And she reflects that the only people that don't have human rights, are the long-dead.

Want a good laugh? Want to laugh at the church? Want to be secretly suspicious that the author has been sitting in your church committee meetings taking notes? Then Writes of the Church: Gripes and grumbles of people in the pews is probably the book for you.

From Amazon, Sarum Bookshop, The Bible Readers Fellowship and other good Christian bookshops. An excellent book for your churchgoing friends, relatives or vicar. By the creator of the Beaker Folk.

1 comment :

  1. The films of ancient Egypt which depict how bodies were prepared for being mummified, don't really mention that the brain was pulled out through the nose and that all intestines etc, were also removed before the embalming process. So, probably about 20 per cent were already missing before the body was placed into the coffin well preserved and bandaged. So the Ausssies should modify their sums to exclude that. I am not holding my breath.


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