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Esankh
Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Esankh
Age 30-35
Sex m
Status priest
Height
Source
Culture Egyptian
Date(s) 1070–712 BC
Site
Current Location
Location Egyptian National Museum of Antiquities in Cairo.
Catalog #

A priest of Amun, he was one of the Egyptian mummies used in Project Horus, an examination of more than 50 Egyptian mummies to establish the prevalence of atherosclerosis  before the modern era.

Studies

A whole body CT scan was taken, probable or definite atherosclerosis was noted in mummies in all four geographical populations: 29 (38%) of 76 ancient Egyptians. His mummy showed indications of the pathology.

Sex was determined through biological anthropologic assessment of the genital/reproductive organs and morphology of the pelvis, femur, and skull. A biologic anthropologist (M.A.T.S.) estimated the age at death through assessment of the architectural changes in the clavicle, humerus, and femur.

External Links

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2813%2960598-X/fulltext

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1936878X11000660

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