For around the modem-day equivalent of E9,000, many rich Ancient Egyptians had their internal organs removed after death and their cadavers immersed in salt for 80 days prior to embalming. But how and why was this done?
Egyptologists explain, and talk about their fascination with exhumed bodies.
Producer Fergus Keeling
Natalie Wheen reports on Kenneth MacMillan 's new ballet Winter Dreams; the ways people adorn their bodies with jewellery is traced through the ages; and ragtime guitarist John James is the studio guest. Producer Belinda Sample. Stereo
Written by Veronica Henry
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How close do actors get or want to get to a character when they are playing a real person? Nigel Andrews talks to Ben Kingsley (Gandhi),
Charlton Heston (Moses), Rod Steiger (Napoleon),
Alec Guinness (Hitler) and Dudley Moore (who turned down Mozart).
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