Inktober 2019 – Week One

Day 6: Prompt “Husky”

(I shortened the prompt word to ‘husk” which made me think of empty shells, or dead things, hence – mummies.)  

In the Victorian times there seemed to be a run on finding Egyptian artifacts, and mummies. Mummy unwrapping became a high society event. Hosts would keep what they found under the wrappings, which included jewelry and cloth. Mummy parts and burial linens would also be pulverized into powders and tinctures.  This became so prevalent that the demand for mummies became excessive, so mummy cartels would start burying murder victims or criminals in the desert to mummify them so they could sell their parts.  It’s not hard to see that the idea of “mummy curses” may have started to halt the irresponsible artifact trade.

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