Two small mummies from the Vatican Museums' Egyptian collection.

Mummies of the Vatican: Genuine or Fake?



Two small mummies in the Vatican Museums' Egyptian collection have intrigued scholars for decades. Often called "pseudo-mummies" due to their unusual appearance, they were believed to be ancient and contain the remains of either small children or animals. Alessia Amenta, curator and director of the Vatican Mummy Project, shares recent scientific analysis revealing a new interpretation of these curious objects.

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