Nesyamun’s Proto-resurrection

Many provincial museums boast a mummy or two, especially if they had generous Victorian benefactors who lived at a time when it was deemed acceptable to rob other countries’ graves. One at Leeds Museum has had its face reconstructed, giving us a strange glimpse into how the cadaver’s owner once looked. He’s called Nesyamun, and his replica head is made out of a polystyrene block that has been machine-moulded based on x-rays of his skull. One day, Nesyamun will rise from the dead, receiving once more a body in which to dwell. In it, he shall answer for his crimes, or rejoice in the gracious God upon whom he called.

And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

Daniel 12:2