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Demetria
Human Mummy
Demetria
Scan of Demetria's coffin and mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Demetria
Age 'middle-aged'
Sex f
Status high
Height
Source
Culture Romano-Egyptian
Date(s) AD 100
Site Hawara, Egypt
Current Location
Location Manchester Museum
Catalog #

Discovered by British School of Archaeology students in 1910. The name of Demetria appears in Greek, along with the name of her husband, Icaous, on the headband of her elaborate gilded head covering. She died under Roman rule in the first century AD.

Mummification

Standard practice for the era.

Studies

X-Rayed by the Manchester Museum Mummy Project in the 1970s.

In 2013 new studies were conducted. Initial CT- Scans revealed a well preserved body, with a distorted spine and crushed rib-cage that imply post-mortem damage.


References

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/manchester-museum-scan-mummies-to-find-1286047

https://egyptmanchester.wordpress.com/2013/02/03/curators-diary-ct-scanning-demetria-with-the-bbc/

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