The Mystery of the Albany Mummies


The Mystery of the Albany Mummies tells the fascinating tale of two mummies, from their initial mummification in ancient Egypt, to their acquisition by the Albany Institute of History & Art in 1909, and finally to 2013, when the mystery of their identities was uncovered through the intersection of historical scholarship, science, and technology. In the book, which draws on the Institute’s 2013–2014 exhibition “GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies,” scholars from around the world use new scholarship, scientific methods, and medical technology to determine the ages, sexes, occupations, and lifestyles of these two ancient denizens of the AIHA.


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