At Tomb, Pillows but No Mummies So Far (Egypt)
Very nice pillows, for starters.
"No idea, I'm sorry," Elsie van Rooij, an expert on ancient textiles, said, when asked why it was that some burial worker had stuffed five pillows into the child-size coffin she was examining. Coffins usually hold bodies. She had never seen anything like it. Naturally, that pleased her.
"A tomb should be mysterious," she said.
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