Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Hatiay
Sex m
Status Scribe
Culture Egyptian
Date(s) 1550–1295 BC
Current Location
Location Egyptian National Museum of Antiquities in Cairo.
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Hatiay was a scribe of the 18th Dynasty, his tomb was discovered in 1896 in Sheikh abd el Qurna by Georges Daressy. Hatiay and his wife, Henut-Wedjebu shared the tomb which dates to about the time of Amenhotep III .

Hatiay was a scribe and overseer of the granary of the Aten.


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.

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.

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

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