Book Report: Mummies Reflect Primal Urge to Extend Human LifePublication: 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.”