Dry human and animal remains — their treatment at the British Museum

  • Allyson Rae
Conference paper
Part of the The Man in the Ice book series (3262, volume 3)


The richest sources of human and animal material in the British Museum are from Ancient Egypt and a variety of ethnographic cultures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Allyson Rae
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  1. 1.Department of ConservationThe British MuseumLondonUK

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