The Scream of Peru mummies and Edvard Munch’s inspiration

Headline: Peruvian mummy inspired Edvard Munch's "The Scream" The image plastered on the front page of Peru’s leading daily El Comercio jumped out at me from the newsstand this morning as I walked to work.

The graphic was mind blowing — Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” in juxtaposition to the mummified remains of a Chachapoyas warrior — their stretched hands cradling their agonized faces, crying out silently, in unison.