Book Report: Mummies Reflect Primal Urge to Extend Human Life

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: July 9, 2001   View Article

Most humans yearn for immortality. This desire to extend human life is the root of mummification all around the world, says a science journalist who explores the subject in a new book.

“Mummification is closest to [immortality],” says Heather Pringle, a science journalist from Vancouver, Canada. “It is a way of keeping something of us for future generations.”

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