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Alan Billis
Billis
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Name(s) Alan Billis
Age
Sex Male
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Culture
Date(s) 2010
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Current Location
Location London's Gordon Museum
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In 2010, a team led by forensic archaeologist Stephen Buckley mummified Alan Billis using techniques based on 19 years of research of 18th-dynasty Egyptian mummification. The process was filmed for television, for the documentary Mummifying Alan: Egypt's Last Secret. Billis made the decision to allow his body to be mummified after being diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2009. Billis died in January 2011 and the team set about mummifying him using all the knowledge they had gained from decades of research. Buckley first coated the body in pine resin, beeswax and sesame oil, before lowering Billis into a natron salt bath. Left to dry in the water bath for a month, Billis was subsequently wrapped in linen bandages coated in oils, resins and spices.The experiment was a success.

His body currently rests at London's Gordon Museum.

Mummification

In 2010, Alan Billis was mummified using mummification techniques based on 19 years of research of 18th-dynasty Egyptian Mummification.

Studies

Alan Billis was mummified using techniques based on 19 years of research of 18th-dynasty Egyptian mummification. The process was filmed for television, for the documentary Mummifying Alan: Egypt's Last Secret

Pathology

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References

Knight, Kathryn (21 October 2011). "Married to the mummy: Taxi driver Alan told his wife he'd agreed to be mummified after death, so how did she feel finally seeing 'Tutan-Alan'?". London: Mail Online.

"King's College London – Museum's final resting place for modern mummy".

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