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Ameniryirt
Human Mummy
Ameniryirt
Biographical Information
Name(s) Ameniryirt
Age elderly
Sex m
Status high
Height
Source
Culture Egyptian
Date(s) XXV Dynasty
Site
Current Location
Location The British Museum
Catalog # EA6669

Acquired in 1839, the mummy of the elderly man Ameniryirt is wrapped in linen and a bead-net of blue glazed composition also bearing amuletic figures of the Sons of Horus.

Mummification

Three coffins which contained this mummy.

Studies

Teeth are worn. Cervical spine intact. Thorax and Abdomen - The cavities have been filled probably with solidified resin. Across the lower abdomen are figures of the Four Sons of Horus in a row, facing left. They are sewn on to the bandages and are made of thin baked clay.

Arms are flexed at the elbows. Forearms crossed over the breast, right over left, the hands on the shoulders.

The right foot has been rotated

Pathology

Well-marked arthritic changes are visible in the lumbar and dorsal spine.

External Links

https://research.britishmuseum.org

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