The World On My Doorstep

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A Vintage Mummy!

on July 21, 2013

BoatMummyThis card from Yvon in the Netherlands really appeals to me since she tells me it is part of her father’s collection. Apparently he used to collect cards from around the world and now she sends them on to countries he’s never visited. What a lovely idea! Initially I thought this mummy was in a boat but upon inspection of the card it is actually one of the Wieuwerd mummies in Friesland which were found in a crypt and are thought to belong to a protestant religious movement during the 17th century. Amazing! Perfect for my archaeological self!

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