Mummies are going back under wraps at the Manchester Museum, after 3000 years of insensitively flaunting their nudity.
Complaints have led to the naked remains of Asru, a chantress at the Temple of Amun in Karnak, plus the partially-wrapped male Khary and a child mummy, all being covered in shrouds to protect their modesty.
Naked children? Scandalous.
[T]he museum's Nick Merriman said: "We get a stream of feedback saying it is insensitive to display unwrapped mummies.
"We are trying to follow Government guidelines about how they should be displayed with respect and sensitivity."
If the public wanted the mummies unwrapped, the museum would take that "very seriously'," he added.
If this sort of thing happened in Texas, the Euros and other People Who Know Better would be laughing at the primitive Americans. And they'd be right. But since this is being done in the name of "sensitivity," whatever that means, rather than "decency," I wonder whether the good people of Manchester will suffer the worldwide scorn they so richly deserve.