Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Hatason
Age unknown
Sex unknown
Status at the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco
Height unknown
Culture 11th - 16th century B.C. Egyptian
Date(s) 3200 years ago
Site unknown
Current Location
Location Egypt
Catalog #

Originally dug from Egypt and displayed at the California Midwinter International Exposition in 1894 until moving to the collection of San Francisco’s de Young Museum a year later, the Hatason mummy was named after the royal name of Queen Hatshepsut, despite evidence such the lack of jewelry and a plain clothes burial that indicates the mummy itself is most likely a commoner of its time.


Following a scan at the Stanford University School of Medicine, it was examined that the skull contains both the brain and and unknown dark sediment, which is not seen before. This mummy is believed to have been a test subject of a new mummification process.


The shape of the skull suggest the mummy is female, but the collapsed pelvis prevents confirmation.

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