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Elgin exhibits en route to Dundee


By SPP Reporter


Professor Caroline Wilkinson with Elgin Museum's Mummy and Shrunken Head.
Professor Caroline Wilkinson with Elgin Museum's Mummy and Shrunken Head.

POPULAR exhibits from Elgin museum have been uplifted to go under the microscope at Dundee.

A Peruvian Mummy, thought to have been a princess, and an Ecuadorian Shrunken Head are to undergo craniofacial reconstruction – providing a glimpse of how they would have appeared.

Professor Caroline Wilkinson and PHD student Tobias Houlton collected the exhibits to ensure their safe journey to the University of Dundee.

Packaging them up in special containers, the academics said they were thrilled to be playing a role in uncovering hitherto unknown facts about the Peruvian Princess and the one-time Ecuadorian tribal trophy.

Read this week’s ‘Northern Scot’ to hear what they hope to discover.



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