About the book:

In 1987, the Houston Museum of Natural Science and the University of Houston partnered in a pioneering examination of an Egyptian mummy named Ankh-Hap. The body and coffin were analyzed using a CT scan (computer tomography) and carbon dating. The results were immediately puzzling. Much of the mummy’s skeletal structure was missing or displaced; there were wasp nests in the skull. Some body parts had been replaced by dummies made of wood and cloth, and a network of wooden poles could be detected throughout the mummy. Some of these anomalies were clearly not part of the original mummification process, suggesting a long history of disturbance. This led to an ongoing Egyptological investigation of the mysterious journey taken by Ankh-Hap from ancient Egypt to modern America.

About the editor:

Frank L. Holt, Ph.D. Dr. Holt (MA, PhD University of Virginia) is one of the world’s leading authorities on Alexander the Great, Hellenistic Asia, and new research methodologies such as Cognitive Numismatics. He has published nine books and over eighty articles in journals such as Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, Numismatic Chronicle, Indian Historical Review, Revue Numismatique, Mnemon, Notae Numismaticae, and Ancient Macedonia.

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