| Baton Rouge Mummy |
|Photo by Mary Roland|
|Height||5 foot 7|
|Date(s)||323 BC to 30 BC|
Unusually, the mummy was naturally mummified in hot, dry environmental conditions,and then given a traditional burial. The internal organs had not been removed. It is thought he was left long enough for rigor mortis to set in after his death as conjectured by evidence, they then did the best they could to wrap him and give him a traditional Egyptian burial.
The mummy is male, about 124 to 132 pounds, between 5-feet-7 inches and 5-feet-8 inches tall and was around 25 to 30 years old at the time of death.
The mummy's hair is preserved in its entirety, is reddish brown and in small ringlets.
The mummy has seven broken ribs, which were broken at or near the time of death. Speculation has death as a result of receiving some sort of crushing blow to the chest, but this is still uncertain.
The level of organ preservation suggests that the body was fully desiccated prior to its arrival at the embalming facility
In the 1980s, a CT scan led to a conclusion that the mummy was a female priestess, the mummy’s hands are crossed over his pelvis, and in the 1980s, the CT scan technology couldn’t see past that. New technology, however, proves the mummy to be male.