Mummies in Washington DC (4)
The Smithsonian Natural History Museum beginning November 17, 2011 (to run indefinitely) is hosting a special exhibit called Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt. It includes seven modules which investigate religious beliefs about the afterlife and burial customs in Ancient Egypt.
There are four Egyptian mummies in Washington DC, all in the National Museum of Natural History. Only one, nicknamed Minister Cox, is usually on view. However, all four are currently displayed for the exhibition, Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt.
Mummy Science, The Inside Story
NMNH-126790 = Minister Cox
Named after its donator, Samuel Sullivan Cox born in Ohio 1824 died 1889.
NMNH-381234 = Indiana Jones
NMNH-385664 = Ancient Annie
NMNH-381235 = Child
All four are meticulously documented in:
Spindler, Konrad. Human Mummies: A Global Survey of Their Status and the Techniques of Conservation. Wien: Springer, 1996. Print.
The child mummy NMNH-381235 was acquired by quadrumana collector Dr. J.H. Slack. He eventually came to the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia (catalog # 2397). Wistar donated him to the Smithsonian on April 17, 1958 where he was listed in the Department of Anthropology as #219346.