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Mummy from the 22nd Dynasty


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Painted cartonnage case containing the mummy of a woman named Tjentmutenebtiu - Early 22nd Dynasty, about 900 BC from Thebes. The case is decorated in horizontal registers and includes the presentation of the dead lady to Osiris and a scene showing the ritual bathing of the dead lady in streams of life giving water. CAT-scans show she died early around 19-23 years old. The wrapping contains several amulets. Picture taken at the British Museum January 2007.

28th Jan 2007 by Diane Earl

Biology, History, Religious Education, Science

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Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

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