Badi N Huri
Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Badi N Huri
Age Unknown
Sex Unknown
Status high
Height Unknown
Culture Egyptian
Date(s) 640 B.C.
Site Saqqara
Current Location
Location Cairo
Catalog #

In 2009, ancient Egyptian mummies were unearthed inside a 2,600-year-old tomb at the necropolis of Saqqara south of Cairo,

Badi N Huri is one of 30 mummies found in the tomb located at the bottom of a 36-foot-deep (11-meter-deep) shaft. Twenty-two mummies were found in niches along the tomb’s walls, eight sarcophagi were found in the tomb.

Due to the poor preservation of the mummies archaeologists have yet to identify them or determine why so many of them are all in the same room. It was unusual for mummies of this late period to be stored in rocky niches. they date from the 26th Dynasty, which was Egypt's last independent kingdom.

The name Badi is written on a wooden sarcophagus, but no other identifying marks or titles are present. It is therefore difficult to determine who Badi was. This particular tomb was found at an even older site that dates back to the 6th Dynasty, 4300 years ago.


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