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Vatican Museums experts discover fake mummies in collection

January 22, 2015

Researchers at the Vatican Museums have discovered that two mummies in the Vatican collection are fakes.

Alessia Amenta, the curator of the museum’s collection of Egyptian antiquities, told the Daily Telegraph that a thorough study of the two mummies provided “importance managed to regularly fool collectors and sometimes scholars.” Since 2007, experts have been studying the Vatican collection of mummies, and discerned that the two pieces actually dated from the 19th century.

 
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