A German film crew have been in the Museum this week, filming the mummy of Asru with
Professor Rosalie David for a short film to be shown in October on German TV, and also to make footage for a longer film on phramacy and medicine in ancient Egypt, showing how the analysis of mummies can help us find out more about life in ancient Egypt. On Tuesday evening, we removed Asru from her case and took her out of her coffins. She spent the evening in Conservation, and the following morning was transported to the KNH-Cenre for Biomedical and Forensic Egyptology where examples of types of analysis were filmed and Professor David talked about her work. Asru was returned that afternoon and reinstalled in her case. Today, the crew filmed in the Herbarium, looking at plants from ancient Egypt that would have had medicinal purposes.