A visitor looks at an Inca mummy at the Pairi Daiza safari park in Brugelette, Belgium, which the zoo claims inspired cartoonist Hergé for his character Rascar Capac. Photo: AFPA visitor looks at an Inca mummy at the Pairi Daiza safari park in Brugelette, Belgium, which the zoo claims inspired cartoonist Hergé for his character Rascar Capac. Photo: AFP
A visitor looks at an Inca mummy at the Pairi Daiza safari park in Brugelette, Belgium, which the zoo claims inspired cartoonist Hergé for his character Rascar Capac. Photo: AFP

Tintin and the duelling mummies: rival Belgian attractions both claim to have inspired comic’s creator

  • Dispute centres on which preserved figure Hergé’s villain Rascar Capac, from The Seven Crystal Balls, is based on
  • Museum in Brussels has claimed link for years, but safari park in southern Belgium has begun touting rival mummy

Topic |   Books and Literature
A visitor looks at an Inca mummy at the Pairi Daiza safari park in Brugelette, Belgium, which the zoo claims inspired cartoonist Hergé for his character Rascar Capac. Photo: AFPA visitor looks at an Inca mummy at the Pairi Daiza safari park in Brugelette, Belgium, which the zoo claims inspired cartoonist Hergé for his character Rascar Capac. Photo: AFP
A visitor looks at an Inca mummy at the Pairi Daiza safari park in Brugelette, Belgium, which the zoo claims inspired cartoonist Hergé for his character Rascar Capac. Photo: AFP
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