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Local museum displays mummies IN BRIEF

.. ...

To ancient Egyptians, a mummy
was not just a dead body.
Corpses were mummified to re-
semble Osiris, God of the Under-
world, to increase their chance of re-
ceiving a favorable judgment from
the god and reaching the afterlife, the
curator of the Kelsey Archaeology
Museum explained.
Through August 14, Egyptian
mummies will be the subject of a
special exhibition at the museum on
State Street. The exhibit includes
actual 4000-year old mummies and
tissue samples, x-rays, photos and
information about the mummies.
They come from both the Kelsey's
iwn collection and from The Detroit
Institute of Arts.
The exhibit focuses on the ritual
aspects of mummification, espe-
cially those surrounding embalming,
said Archaeology Prof. Margaret
Root, the curator of the Kelsey.
explaining the exhibit, embalming
techniques differed depending on the
economic status of the "consumer."
In mummification, the internal
organs - except for the heart, which
was considered the locus of reason.
- were first removed from the body
and carefully preserved in canopic

The shell of the body was then
embalmed with preservative solu-
tions to maintain its life-like
appearance. The eyeballs were
pushed back and carved stone eyes
were inserted so that the eyes could
remain eternally fixed on the next
Finally the body was adorned
with religious symbols and jewelry,
wrapped in yards of linen bandaging
and decorated with an idealized mask,
Root said.

niques which allow the mummies to
be studied "from the inside out
without destroying them," Root
Harris is currently working in
Egypt, but will give a lecture at the
museum about his findings March
His x-rays have helped reveal the
causes of death of many pharaohs,
Root said. An x-ray of the mummy
of Egyptian King Ramses II, for ex-
ample, showed signs of arterioscle-

Photos of mummies are 'more threatening to adults than
to children - adults tend to be more squeamish.'
- Archaeology Prof. Margaret Root,
curator of the Kelsey Museum

hair appear still intact in many of
the photos. Some of the photos are
very graphic, and one mummy still
shows his fatal battle wound. Root
said they are "more threatening to
adults than to children - adults tend
to be more squeamish."
Also on display are cats, dogs,
and baboons which were mummified
for ritual purposes. Cats sacred to
the goddess and dogs sacred to
Anubis were both commercially
raised to be mummified and sold to
the public as cult objects for rituals.
BUT SOME of these animal
"mummies" were actually proved by
Harris' x-rays to be fakes. Two of
the fakes, a dog and baboon, proved
to be only a jumble of various ani-
mal bones.
Museum attendance has increased,
especially on weekends, since the
exhibit opened Feb. 5, although an
exact attendance figure is not avail-
able, Allen said.
Root believes people today are
intrigued with mummies because
"we envy people who've supposedly
been transported to eternal bliss
through this process."
Root has designed a children's
guide to the exhibition and a book
about mummification which will be
available to children visiting the ex-

gold jewelry and amulets - which
were intended to protect the mummy
- made it more attractive to
ravaging, Root said. The pharaohs'
tombs were commonly plundered by
thieves in search of wealth.
X-rays of Egyptian mummies
taken by James Harris, a retired
University dental school professor,
will also be displayed. Harris, who
began taking x-rays of mummies in
the 1960s, used revolutionary tech-

rosis, a hardening of the arteries
which interferes with blood circula-
mummy of Ankh-Ptah-Hotep -
another Egyptian pharaoh - lies
partially exposed in its coffin with
its head unwrapped so viewers can
see the head with the skin still
Photos of unwrapped mummy
heads show how well mummifica-
tion preserved the body. Skin and

Compiedfrom Associated rress reports
Waldheim refuses to resign
VIENNA, Austria - Austrian President Kurt Waldheim rejected the
"slanders, hateful demonstrations, and wholesale condemnations" of those
who want him to resign and urged the nation yesterday to unite behind
His televised speech appeared certain to deepen divisions caused by the
report of an international panel of historians last week. The report
questioned the president's moral integrity and said he was "in close
proximity" to Nazi atrocities during World War II and did nothing to stop
Waldheim claimed, without giving specifics, that "parts of the report
do not correspond to the facts but are built on presumptions and
hypotheses. For that reason, the conclusions drawn cannot be upheld."
Arab protesters claim Israeli
soldiers buried them alive
JERUSALEM - Police fought Palestinians in the holy city of
Jerusalem yesterday, and hospital officials said an Arab was wounded by
gunfire. It was the first bloodshed reported in Jerusalem since riots in the
occupied lands began Dec. 8.
In the West Bank town of Kfar Salem, 40 miles north of Jerusalem,
military investigators questioned four young Arabs who say Israeli
soldiers, using a bulldozer, buried them alive after a protest Feb. 5.
"I am afraid. I thought I was going to die," Abdel Latif Mahmoud
Ishtiah said soon after he was questioned in a white police van.
Maj. Gen. Amram Mitzna, military commander in the West Bank, said
a sergeant-major from the military government and two or three other
soldiers were involved and would be tried.
U.S. to improve Soviet relations
WASHINGTON - The Reagan administration's policy of keeping
military and espionage blow-ups with the Soviet Union from slowing a
drive for better overall relations is back in operation following the
collision of U.S. and Soviet warships in the Black Sea.
The United States complained about Soviet actions in last Friday's
incident by summoning Soviet ambassador Yuri Dubinin to a 20-minute
protest meeting with the State Department's third-ranking officer. The
department issued a public condemnation.
Yet Secretary of State George Shultz has no plan to dwell on the
incident when he goes to Moscow next week to discuss arms control,
regional issues like Afghanistan, and the superpower summit envisioned
for theispring, according to an aide who spoke on condition. of
Navy officers called the incident a deliberate and dangerous Soviet
bumping of American warships operating innocently in the Black Sea.
Law calls for bar insurance
LANSING - A new state law may give victims of drunken-driving
accidents more hope of recovering damages by requiring bars, restaurants,
and party stores that sell liquor to carry insurance.
In the past, most bars have conducted business without insurance..
According to one industry estimate, 65 percent of Michigan's 18,000
liquor licensees do not carry liability insurance.
But as of April 1, the state Insurance Bureau will require liquor
licensees to carry at least $50,000 worth of insurance. The bureau set the
deadline after concluding that insurance is both available and affordable in
In a report issued in December, the bureau estimated that a bar owner
could obtain the minimum amount of insurance of about $3,000 a year.
But some liquor licensees say they just can't afford it.

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MSA rep.
c riticizes

(Continued from Page 1)
But the resolution failed to win
the unanimous approval it needed to
Mike Phillips, an LSA junior and
MSA representative, opposed the
resolution and explained, "You can't
have people get elected, never show
up, and just use it for their resume."
Some assembly members
expressed concern after the resolution
passed that six smaller schools are
no longer being represented.
The Dental School, School of
Library Science, and the Architecture
School, lost representatives last

week due to the absentee rule. The
School of Public Health has not had
a representative since last April, and
the Business School also lost
representation last week when Jon
Bhushan, a senior in the business
school, resigned.
Even though the Engineering
Council replaced two engineering
representatives who resigned last
term in one day, these smaller
schools face difficulty in finding
The School of Public Health, foi
example, has not had a representative
on the assembly since last year.

Two LSA representatives.
including junior George Davis, were
also dismissed last week. Davis
plans to contest his attendance record
at the assembly's meeting tonight.
Bhushan said three business
students had been dismissed from the
assembly for absences in the past
year. Business students find it hard
to attend meetings because their
clases are crammed into a four-day
schedule, Bhushan said.
He also complained that he
thought the 12-absence rule was for
the term, and not for the whole year.

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Students pass out condms promote safe sex

(Coutinued from Page 1)
National Condom Week is
.sponsored by Pharmacists Planning
Services Inc. of Sausalito,
California., a non-profit, public
awareness organization that provides
information about various health-
care issues.
National Condom Week began as
Ham & S m*iss
Bean Soup
Cup of Coffee
338 S. State St.

National Condom Day in 1978 when
Fred Mayor, a pharmacist, decided to
act on his concern about the increase
in teenage pregnancy and sexually
transmitted diseases, said Amy
Becker, assistant to the president of
the pharmacists' group.

The idea caught on, and in 1986,
16 organizations participated in the
week long activity. It rose to more
than 100 organizations last year.
Next year, Becker said, they hope to
begin a National Condom Month.
Hughes attributes this dramatic

increase to the increase in awareness
of AIDS and the use of condoms to
prevent it. "Organizations are
realizing they have a role to play to
inform the public," she said.

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falls short in EXTRAS
Third Ward

(Continued from Page 1)
primary would damage her against
Republican Thomas Richardson, an
Potts said the amount of attention
devoted to the primary will give her
name recognition. "There has been
so much press, this ward has had all
the attention to itself."
Fifth Ward voters have picked
Democrats over Republicans in the
last five elections.
Despite this, Potts said she is not
taking the April election lightly.
She said the ward has elected
Republicans in the past, and de-
scribed it as currently split "fifty-
fifty" between Republicans and
In other results, Third Ward Re-
publicans picked banker Isaac-Ja-
cobein Campbell over LSA junior
Dan Rosenberg 189 to 18.

Quick cops catch circing
car running in reverse
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) - A driverless car circling in reverse was
no match for two quick-thinking police officers, who recently charged the
wayward vehicle on foot and used teamwork to bring it to a stop.
Ann Edwards had left her car running in the parking lot of a grocery
store when she ran inside to buy a soda.
The car slipped from park into reverse, backed into the street and began
circling counterclockwise.
Reno County sheriff's Sgt. Ken Angell and police Sgt. John Tracy
came to the rescue. Angell made a dash for the passenger door and Tracy
managed to get it on the driver's side.
Angell said he threw the car into park as Tracy jumped on the brakes.
A grateful Edwards said she's learned "never to leave a car (running) in
park again."
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