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10 August 2022

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Josie Ford

Hair-raising heirloom

Tidying the stationery cabinet throws up many archaeological treasures, however nothing so thrilling, or terrifying, as the invention made by a gentleman sorting by way of his deceased brother’s attic in Kent the opposite day. He discovered a head.

This Egyptian mummy’s stays, delivered to England as a memento, will need to have been handed down the household line for a number of generations. You’d suppose it may need come up in dialog on occasion. However no: the discoverer, who has gifted the grisly object to Canterbury Museums and Galleries, says he knew nothing about it. A CT scan has established that …

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