Be a mummy, dead on TV

The UK’s Channel 4 looks set to become embroiled in another taste row after backing a project which seeks to mummify a terminally-ill volunteer for a TV documentary. The body of the candidate selected to be embalmed could then end up being displayed in a museum.

If the project goes ahead it will follow a trail of programmes which seek to challenge views on death. Television audiences have been shown an autopsy, carried out by the controversial German anatomist Dr Gunther von Hagens, and an on-screen assisted suicide.


Their advert reads: ‘We are currently keen to talk to some one who, faced with the knowledge of their own terminal illness and all that it entails, would nonetheless consider undergoing the process of an ancient Egyptian embalming.’
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  1. Ruze

    No different from those people who donate their body for the filming of “anatomy for beginners” series. A truck load of people have donated their bodies to Gunther von Hagens (that creepy German guy who looks like the bad guy out of the original Indiana Jones movie) so that he could do that series, and after the series i think the bodies are in museums around the world.

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