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Darwin and the mummies

12 February 2009 by Karen

Nope, not a band featuring in The Beat Goes On exhibition but a couple of World Museum Liverpool-related pieces on the Guardian site today.

There’s a short video shot in Saqqara, south of Cairo, where archaeologists are excavating ancient Egyptian tombs and unearthing mummies. You can see the video here. 

Also, today is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. The Guardian has created a multimedia guide that looks at the social and historical context of Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection (I didn’t know that Darwin was born on the same day as Abraham Lincoln).

We’ve our own Darwin-related events organised to coincide with Darwin200 – a national programme of events celebrating Charles Darwin’s scientific ideas and their impact on our lives. More on them on our main site.

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