Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Hatemui
Age 9-13
Sex male
Status elite
Height unknown
Culture ancient Egypt
Date(s) 350 BCE to 305 BCE
Site Unknown
Current Location
Location Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
Catalog # unknown

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 [1]. His mother's name, Tashentnetaihet, is known from inscriptions on his painted sycamore coffin [1].


The brain was removed in this mummy [1].


The mummy has been X-rayed [1].


The X-ray studies revealed (possibly postmortem) fractures to Hatemui's skull [1].

Additional Info

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.[1]

The mummy was acquired by collector Charles Gore (1866-1951), who donated his collection to Swindon in 1919 [1]. Gore was appointed curator of the first Swindon museum, a former Unitarian chapel in Regent Circus [1]. 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 [1]. Hatemui was moved to that site in 1930.[1]

Beginning in September 2001, the mummy was exhibited in a tomb-themed display room [1].

A move to a museum in downtown Swindon (Swindon Arts Centre?) is planned [1].

External Links

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery


[1] The Mummy Returns>

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