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Oct 31, 2011 2:46 PM by David Ortiviz

Unusual mummy thrills visitors at Pueblo museum

On the third floor of the Historic Rosemount museum in Pueblo lies an Egyptian girl who's been dead for 3,600 years. What makes this mummy unusual and a little spooky is that her face is unwrapped. "That was one of the reasons Mr. McClelland wanted her. That was one of the reasons why she was his favorite item," said Deb Darrow, the museum's director.

Andrew McCelland, a prominent businessman, bought her along with two other mummies during an archeological dig in Eygpt. When McClelland died he left her to the City of Pueblo and Rosemount agreed to give her a room.

The museum says her name is Lady Aset-Beka, which translates to Lady of Money. They believe she was about 17 years old when she died.

"As soon as the kids walk in the door that the first question they have, where's the mummy, where's the mummy?," said Darrow.

Kids and adults alike flock to her room during museum tours. "She's really popular, so we get people that come from all over the world to see her, a lot of college classes like to come and study her," said Darrow. "Occassionally we have some kids that choose not to come in here and see her, they're a little bit afraid," she added.

Scary? We'll let you decide. But Darrow says don't expect any spooky adventures inside Lady Aset-Beka's room. "People want to know does she get up and walk around at night, nope she doesn't do anything. What's she's doing now is pretty much what she does all the time," said Darrow.

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