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July 2, 2017

"I’m sorry, where is the mummy ??’ As a gallery attendant at the Louvre, it is probably the one sentence I have heard the most here, after, of course, ‘where is the Mona Lisa?’

Be they 7 or 77, and whatever country they come from, all the visitors, or almost all of them, who venture into the Musée du Louvre want to see the Egyptian department, and more precisely the only human mummy that is displayed there. Therefore, they look relentlessly for room 15, in which the mummy is displayed, looking fo...

February 6, 2017

When I was 16 years old, I interned at the Musée du Louvre in Paris, where I had spent many hours, visiting the Egyptian galleries. I was so curious about how visitors engaged with the Egyptian collection that, at 18, I got my first job there as a Gallery Attendant. 

As I was spending long days wandering in the many galleries of the museum, it came to my attention that there was only one Egyptian mummy on display at the museum (at the time, the Roman and Coptic galleries were closed): the mummy...

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