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Mummy found in Egyptian coffin that was thought to be empty
BBC ^ | 27 March 2018

Posted on 03/27/2018 11:44:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

The sarcophagus was one of four sourced from Egypt around 1860 by the museum's founder. A handbook later classified it as empty.

Dr Fraser said the "dowdy-looking and nondescript" object had received little attention while Egyptologists studied the other coffins, which appeared more impressive and had complete mummies.

Experts will try to identify the mummy, which was "badly torn apart" and ransacked by tomb raiders at some point in history. Only about 10% of the body remains in the coffin.

Dr Fraser said its hieroglyphics date to about 600BC and show that it was built for a woman named Mer-Neith-it-es, who was either a priestess or a worshipper.

Computed tomography (CT) scans and an excavation were finished last week. It located several bones, bandages, resin fragments, and more than 7,000 beads from a funeral shawl.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: ancientautopsies; australia; godsgravesglyphs
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Mummy found in Egyptian coffin that was thought to be empty

1 posted on 03/27/2018 11:44:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2,500-year-old mummy found in what was thought to be an empty Egyptian coffin at Sydney University
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-26/mummy-found-in-what-was-thought-to-be-an-empty-coffin/9589110


2 posted on 03/27/2018 11:45:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv
Got up and out for a drink. Went back to bed?


3 posted on 03/27/2018 11:59:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Wear an orange pin to mourn the victims of the Tide Pods Challenge)
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To: SunkenCiv

4 posted on 03/28/2018 12:00:16 AM PDT by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me https://youtu.be/wH-pk2vZG2M)
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To: SunkenCiv
A street vendor selling mummies in Egypt, 1865

5 posted on 03/28/2018 12:21:40 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Happy Nobama)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

How does that thing stand up without immediately falling apart?


6 posted on 03/28/2018 5:17:12 AM PDT by Buttons12
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To: a fool in paradise; Vendome; Berlin_Freeper; Buttons12
"D***, that martini was dry.".

7 posted on 03/28/2018 5:27:43 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; 31R1O; ...

8 posted on 03/28/2018 5:28:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: Buttons12

Duct tape.

Or for the pro, plastic model cement glue.


9 posted on 03/28/2018 5:30:43 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Wear an orange pin to mourn the victims of the Tide Pods Challenge)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Where would you put it where it didn’t just sit and gather dust?


10 posted on 03/28/2018 5:32:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Wear an orange pin to mourn the victims of the Tide Pods Challenge)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Okay, which one is the mummy?


11 posted on 03/28/2018 6:07:12 AM PDT by oldvirginian ("The people built this country. And it is the people who are making America great again.” D TRUMP)
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To: SunkenCiv
Another interesting story: Origin of 'six-inch mummy' confirmed

Ata

Tests on a six-inch-long mummified skeleton from Chile confirm that it represents the remains of a newborn with multiple mutations in key genes.

Despite being the size of a foetus, initial tests had suggested the bones were of a child aged six to eight.

12 posted on 03/28/2018 6:20:40 AM PDT by Robert DeLong
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To: SunkenCiv
"10% [of body]...7,000 beads from a funeral shawl."

I wonder what those were made of. Might suggest that this had already been re-looted when she was officially recovered. What does an ounce of mummy dust go for these days and how many potions does that make?

13 posted on 03/28/2018 8:00:23 AM PDT by gnarledmaw (Hive minded liberals worship leaders, sovereign conservatives elect servants.)
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To: SunkenCiv

“Mummy found...”

They were just keeping it under wraps.


14 posted on 03/28/2018 11:24:59 AM PDT by Redcitizen
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To: Redcitizen
...and people who study this stuff are not wrapped too tight..

15 posted on 03/28/2018 11:32:09 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: gnarledmaw
I wondered why the cat who made the discovery kissed a cop down at 34th and Vine..

16 posted on 03/28/2018 11:33:38 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

The Mummy in the Box Paradox!


17 posted on 03/28/2018 11:39:04 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I once saw a National Geographic documentary called: Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret.

It was about a guy who donated his body to be mummified like a Pharaoh from ancient Egypt. I was especially interested when they explained what salts they used and where it came from. I thought he came out well preserved like a piece of leather. You may want to watch it.

More details found in this article:

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/10/18/british-cab-driver-mummified-on-tv.html


18 posted on 03/28/2018 6:27:17 PM PDT by Redcitizen
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To: Redcitizen
I boycotted the broadcast, his mummification was another manifestation of white privilege. /s

Bob Brier mummified a volunteer in 1994, btw. [Bob Brier, "Mummification: Resurrection of a Lost Art]

19 posted on 03/29/2018 12:59:30 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

” his mummification was another manifestation of white privilege”

Lol.

His being a taxi cab driver (lower class/lower occupation) counts towards a lessening of white privilege- kinda like carbon credits. ;)

Bob’s vid is good. Im going to watch it this weekend. Im glad you told me about it.


20 posted on 03/29/2018 8:50:19 PM PDT by Redcitizen
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