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Mystery of 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy with 'magical' tattoos solved
FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Oct 25, 2018 | Jennifer Earl | Fox News

Posted on 10/25/2018 2:03:05 PM PDT by ETL

A portion of an ancient Egyptian mummy buried inside a Luxor tomb in 2014 was covered in tattoos — some symbols so well-preserved, that researchers were able to clearly label them. But identifying the person behind the markings proved more difficult. After years of research, Egyptian authorities believe they finally have a clearer picture of who this now 3,000-year-old person was.

Remains of the mummy, which had more than 23 different tattoos displayed across various parts of the body, were uncovered by researchers with the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology during an excavation expedition in historical site Deir el-Medina on the west bank of Luxor. Images of bulls, cows, lotus flowers and, most notably, the "magical" Udjat eye — an Egyptian symbol of royal power and health, personified by the goddess Wadjet — that covered the upper body of the mummy lead researchers to believe it was a woman.

"Radiographic data together with analysis of the tattoos demonstrates that tattooing in Egypt was used to permanently and publicly display female religious identities," Anne Austin, a Stanford University archaeologist who studied the ancient body, explained in a 2016 paper. "The presence of multiple instances of tattooing in a single individual further demonstrates that one’s religious identity could evolve and grow throughout adulthood."

Dr. Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, confirmed Austin's hypothesis last week.

"Scientific and archaeological studies reveal that it is the mummy of a woman who probably lived between 1300 and 1070 B.C. and died when her age ranged between 25 and 34 years," Waziri said in a statement to International News on Oct. 18.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History
KEYWORDS: ancientautopsies; egypt; egyptianmummy; egyptology; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; mummy; mummytattoos
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1 posted on 10/25/2018 2:03:05 PM PDT by ETL
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To: ETL

You can change your clothes daily and as styles change. You can change your hairstyle. But those tats stay with you for thousands of years.


2 posted on 10/25/2018 2:06:19 PM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know. how people are infected with Ebola.")
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I wonder what she died of?

Blood poisoning?..............


3 posted on 10/25/2018 2:07:46 PM PDT by Red Badger (I lie to pollsters......................ALL Of THEM!...................)
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To: bgill

And thousands and thousands.................


4 posted on 10/25/2018 2:08:20 PM PDT by Red Badger (I lie to pollsters......................ALL Of THEM!...................)
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To: bgill
"died when her age ranged between 25 and 34 years"-article

She didn't have time for her dolphins to turn into killer whales.

5 posted on 10/25/2018 2:08:44 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: ETL

6 posted on 10/25/2018 2:09:16 PM PDT by seawolf101 (Member LES DEPLORABLES)
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To: ETL

Translate they read “ Make America Great Again”.


7 posted on 10/25/2018 2:10:11 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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8 posted on 10/25/2018 2:10:56 PM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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9 posted on 10/25/2018 2:11:14 PM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: ETL

Prison tattoos of the era...


10 posted on 10/25/2018 2:18:24 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs
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To: seawolf101

My husband and I sat with Helen Thomas’s niece on a cross country flight. She was absolutely stunningly beautiful, the men on the flight were enthralled, including my husband. We talked the entire trip, and she was solidly pro-life, she was also of middle eastern descent. She claimed when family was together, they never talked politics.


11 posted on 10/25/2018 2:22:59 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: ETL

Did they check the back hips for the word “Juicy?”


12 posted on 10/25/2018 2:27:55 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Always believe women except: clinton rape, ellison assault, booker groping, ted kennedy murder)
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG ping


13 posted on 10/25/2018 2:29:23 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: ETL

“You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the LORD.” Leviticus 19:28


14 posted on 10/25/2018 2:34:35 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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"died when her age ranged between 25 and 34 years"

Below: an artist's depiction of how the woman may have looked.







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15 posted on 10/25/2018 2:47:40 PM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: ETL
Your post justifies this:


16 posted on 10/25/2018 2:50:35 PM PDT by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them)
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To: ETL

That artist is dreaming.

As beautiful as she is, I still think the tattoos detract from her beauty.


17 posted on 10/25/2018 3:04:45 PM PDT by DannyTN
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Average life expectancy at that time was 30-34 years. She would have been considered to be old.


18 posted on 10/25/2018 4:01:00 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: ETL

Ick.


19 posted on 10/25/2018 4:21:17 PM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know. how people are infected with Ebola.")
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That wasn’t really an artist’s depiction. But based on some ancient Egypt wall paintings I’ve seen, there were a lot of pretty women around then. Unless they made them all look good in their artwork? I actually can’t recall ever seeing an ugly woman in an ancient work of Egyptian art.


20 posted on 10/25/2018 4:58:43 PM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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