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SwayzeOfArabia t1_j5o9o6l wrote

I was gonna make a 'they preffer to be called a mummified person' joke but thats basically what they'll be called - mummified remains and that is better than a horror movie trope especially for a museum. So kinda a nothing burger.

Be better tho if they worried about other 'negative associations' like other cultures plundered artifacts and not returning them when requested.


DennisHakkie t1_j5qsvl2 wrote

In my language we have two words, one is “Remains” and the other is roughly translated to “Surplus” but can translate it to “human cadaver” too.

The government and news agencies aren’t allowed to be use the word “Cadaver” anymore because that would mean that there’s nothing of value anymore. Some people instead think that even if the soul has left the body, that said body still holds value.

In this case, I can kind of understand what they are trying to accomplish.

Your point about stolen artifacts is valid too, though there can also be valid reasons for not returning the artifacts. Like, for example the museological standards are way lower in said nation, meaning that most artifacts won’t be there in 100 years anymore.

Most reasons are bullshit, of course, not going to lie


diagnosedwolf t1_j5r9zg7 wrote

A human body has an average price of $550,000 according to Medical Transcript. Of course, if you could max out your prices and sell every part of you for its individual street value, you’d walk away with 45 million dollars.

So, they’re not wrong. Human remains are extremely valuable.


DennisHakkie t1_j5sfuqj wrote

This is a change that was made like 2-3 years ago because the majority of people said they weren’t part of a religion anymore. I was talking about the theological meaning of “no value” aka. You died, your soul is gone, your body has no emotional or physical value anymore :-)

That’s the only reason, not because of monetary reasons and you don’t want to know how many people break that law live on TV


victordudu t1_j5oih1u wrote

person with moisture challenges


RentalGore t1_j5oa1qb wrote

Thank god some news commenters in the US don’t care about the UK, or this would be the next big thing after those darned woke M&Ms.


Brunox_Berti t1_j5obuku wrote

Now they will the more colloquial Mom or Mother


drift909 t1_j5xbyzt wrote

Let us not forget

Mummy mania

By the 12th century apothecaries were using ground up mummies for their otherworldly medicinal properties. Mummies were a prescribed medicine for the next 500 years.