| Hatemui |
|Date(s)||350 BCE to 305 BCE|
|Location||Swindon Museum and Art Gallery|
The mummy of the "boy priest" Hatemui is a Late Period Egyptian mummy. The mummy has been held at the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery since 1930.
Hatemui was the boy of a wealthy family of approximately the 31st dynasty, likely buried in a cemetery at Thebes . His mother's name, Tashentnetaihet, is known from inscriptions on his painted sycamore coffin .
The brain was removed in this mummy .
The mummy has been X-rayed .
The X-ray studies revealed (possibly postmortem) fractures to Hatemui's skull .
Hatemui is believed to have been collected by an Englishman in the early 19th century - an aristocrat on the Grand Tour - and was first recorded in England in a house in Devizes.
The mummy was acquired by collector Charles Gore (1866-1951), who donated his collection to Swindon in 1919 . Gore was appointed curator of the first Swindon museum, a former Unitarian chapel in Regent Circus . The chapel proved too small, and the collection was moved to Apsley House, Bath Road, the current site of the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery . Hatemui was moved to that site in 1930.
Beginning in September 2001, the mummy was exhibited in a tomb-themed display room .
A move to a museum in downtown Swindon (Swindon Arts Centre?) is planned .