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Eeee. None for my stove, thanks. [Aug. 5th, 2005|09:03 pm]
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In the late 19th century, millions of human mummies were used as fuel for locomotives in Egypt where wood and coal was scarce, but mummies were plentiful.
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From: greensmock
2005-08-05 07:07 pm (UTC)
Ooh, and I forgot about the mummy unwrapping parties in Europe and North America at this time too.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-08-05 09:59 pm (UTC)
I only have the very slightest understanding of those.. want to fill me in a little better?
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From: greensmock
2005-08-06 04:42 am (UTC)
Well, I think they were pretty much they way they sound -- Egyptian was really in vogue, so rich people would collect a mummy from Egypt and then have a fancy Egyptian themed party which would culminate in the actual unwrapping of the poor guy. Any of the charms and things hidden in the wrappings were given as party favours, and after the mummy was unwrapped it was usually burned.
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From: kiwioverture
2005-08-06 12:20 pm (UTC)
I would have incorporated it into the hors d'oeuvres. Burning seems like such a waste.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-08-06 05:38 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you throw really special parties.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-08-06 05:23 pm (UTC)
Wow. In the house, or outside barbecue style?
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