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Ankh-Hor
Human Mummy
AnkhHor
Biographical Information
Name(s) Ankh-Hor
Age
Sex m
Status elite
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Culture Egyptian
Date(s) ca. 664-525 BC
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Ankh-hor's titles included ‘Steward of the Divine Votress Nitocris’, ‘Great Mayor of Memphis’, ‘Overseer of Upper Egypt in Thebes’ and ‘Overseer of the Priests of Amun’ during the reigns of Psamtek II and Apries (Wahibre) of Dynasty XXVI. His tomb in the Asasif area was built at the end of the Third Intermediate Period in the estates of the Gods Wives of Amun. As Chief Steward of Nitocris, he would have been one of the most important and wealthiest men in Egypt.

Studies

Originally Egyptologists thought that the mummy was untouched, but x-rays found modern pins and clips. A re-examination of the cartonnage revealed that it had been cut, re-sealed, and painted over. Although no one knows why it was opened, it is possible that Victorian researchers started to unwrap Ankh Hor but experts were able to confirm they never finished; amulets can be seen undisturbed inside the wrappings, and all the bones are intact.

King George V presented Ankh-Hor to Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery in 1928.

Mummification

His shabties are inscribed with hieroglyphs, almost on their entire surface.

References

https://egyptsites.wordpress.com/2009/02/07/tomb-of-ankh-hor-tt414/

https://aton-gallery.com/superb-shabti-of-the-famous-ankh-hor-governor-of-upper-egypt/

https://egypt-museum.com/search/Ankh-Hor

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