German boy finds 'a mummy' in grandmother's attic

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PostSat Aug 03, 2013 11:17 am » by Tjahzi


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A 10-year-old German boy has found what appears to be a mummy hidden in a corner of his grandmother's attic.

The "mummy" was inside a sarcophagus complete with hieroglyphic adornments, packed in a wooden crate.

But it is unclear whether the bandaged item found by Alexander Kettler in Diepholz, northern Germany, is a genuine relic from ancient Egypt.

Alexander's father Lutz Wolfgang Kettler, a dentist, said he had not X-rayed the mysterious find.

Instead he plans to load it into his car and drive it to Berlin to be examined by experts, he told the Bild newspaper.

Mr Kettler said he had little doubt that the sarcophagus, as well as a death mask and a canopic jar - used by ancient Egyptians to store removed organs - found nearby, were replicas.
Mummy unwrapping?

However, he believes the mummy may be real.

The dentist's late father travelled to North Africa in the 1950s.

At that time there was still a trade in genuine mummies, Mr Kettler told his local paper, Die Kreiszeitung.

And there was a trend for mummy unwrapping parties in the 1950s, he said.

Asked if the "mummy" smelled bad, Mr Kettler said no.

It had lain undisturbed in the attic for at least 40 years, he said.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23553074#FBM269351

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PostSat Aug 03, 2013 11:46 am » by RATRODROB


I bet that little kid were snoopin around in the attic lookin for his grand daddys porn mags, haha that'll teach him, :lol:
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PostSat Aug 03, 2013 12:30 pm » by Tjahzi


RATRODROB wrote:I bet that little kid were snoopin around in the attic lookin for his grand daddys porn mags, haha that'll teach him, :lol:


lol :lol:

reminds me of my grandad's attic excursions.

no mummies there, but shitloads of historical battle maquettes :geek:
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PostSat Aug 03, 2013 1:10 pm » by Webcat


Amazing what people keep in their attic's - for most of us it's just junk, that should have been thrown out years ago! :mrgreen:

I wonder if its real? - its seems some kind of macabre souvenir from a trip abroad, I normally just get a postcard or Tee-shirt!

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PostSat Aug 03, 2013 1:52 pm » by Poppa_pygar


I've lost my Mummy (Rolf Harris song) :lol:


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PostSat Aug 03, 2013 1:57 pm » by Slith


Some of the stuff found in old attics can be worth a fortune.

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