Celebrate Mummy’s Day (Almost) Every Day Of The Year

Please dismiss the utter guff you may have read elsewhere about the roots of mothering Sunday, the real legacy of mother’s day began in ancient Egypt, not Britain. And all because, metaphorically speaking, well-oiled wheels were set in motion by Tutankhamun, when, he continued to celebrate his mummy’s birthday (in early March) after her death. Such was his undying love for his deceased mother, Nefertiti, that he had her embalmed and stood in the corner of his living room so he could still talk to her whilst having his tea. Thus began the tradition of preserving the dead and the term “mummy” became Nefertiti’s epitaph. You can come and venerate the museum’s preserved mummy’s most days of the year, but we’re closed Mondays to Saturdays and Christmas Day. Thanking you, Prof. Rupert Wheathamsted. Beckworth Museum Of Egyptology, Entomology and Escapology


(Above) Mr Tutankhamun and his dead mummy. Both now live happily in the local museum of Egyptology, Entomology and Escapology