Skip to comments.Mummy found in Egyptian coffin that was thought to be empty
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.
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2,500-year-old mummy found in what was thought to be an empty Egyptian coffin at Sydney University
How does that thing stand up without immediately falling apart?
"D***, that martini was dry.".
Or for the pro, plastic model cement glue.
Where would you put it where it didn’t just sit and gather dust?
Okay, which one is the mummy?
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.
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?
They were just keeping it under wraps.
...and people who study this stuff are not wrapped too tight..
I wondered why the cat who made the discovery kissed a cop down at 34th and Vine..
The Mummy in the Box Paradox!
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.
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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]
” his mummification was another manifestation of white privilege”
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.
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