We are grateful to Beckett et al. for their reply . With regard to the points raised from this response to our letter, we would first wish to underline that Sineo et al. performed macro-morphological observations of bodies exhibited to public display and not held by a Museum [2,3]. If no manipulations of the bodies occur, the observation of wax masks (or entire mummies) does not violate the law. Furthermore, literary description of funerary rituals applied to crypt mummies is a common procedure in demo-ethno-anthropology [2,3]. Hence, other scholars’ publications should be quoted...
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