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Meet the Mummies (March 2006)
Mummies! Mummies! Mummies! They're everywhere - from Egypt to Russia to China to Peru! We'll bring you face-to-face with some who were ritually embalmed, as well as with a few whose burial sites acted as natural embalmers - the cold winds and high altitudes of the Andes, for example. You'll meet the world's oldest mummies - and the world's youngest as you read about the making of two modern mummies. You'll learn why the Egyptians placed amulets in the mummy wrapping - and which amulet meant what. This is an issue you don't want to miss!