This time last year, I travelled into Rome by train while having a conversation with Tim Sherratt in Canberra. Tim had built a Twitter bot enabling the Trove historic newspaper database to talk. Finally, I could have a conversation with a collection.
I could post an image of a mummy. I’ve seen human remains in museums across Peru and Chile, some sitting curled in freezers, others twisted by the pain of their final moments in Perspex cases, or laid on stainless steel trollies like corpses in a morgue.