Unwrapping mummies in Paris

Two mummies from the Passalacqua collection were opened in Paris in 1827. The first was in the Egyptian Galleries of the Louvre on March 12, 1827 (The Times March 16, 1827). The opening was attended by numerous dignitaries including the ambassadors of Prussia, Bavaria and Tuscany.

The second unwrapping took place at the Sorbonne on April 26 (The Times May 1, 1827). It was one of the pieces sold to the King of Prussia by Passalacqua.

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