This Week in the Ancient Near East

The Curse of the Mummy’s Double Chins, or, It’s Better to Look Good than to Feel Good

December 8, 2021

A new study uses DNA from Egyptian mummies to literally reconstruct their faces. Oddly enough, they look like Egyptians. Is this accurate? Is it ethical? One way or another, they’re pretty good-looking. And isn’t that the main thing? Anyway, what’s with all the mummified cats?