Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Isahta
Age 50
Sex male
Status priest
Height N/A
Culture Egyptian
Date(s) 680 BC
Current Location
Location National Museum of Slovenia
Catalog #
Isahta dates back to 680 BC. He was a priest of Amun's temple in in Karnak, Egypt.


He was washed and shaved in the Nile, then the brain and internal organs were removed and placed in jars to stay in the coffin. The body was then dehydrated and preserved in salt water. Next the body was rewashed and wrapped. Lastly, makeup was applied and a wig.


The inscription on its anthropomorphic coffin, found in a west Theban cemetery, indicates that the mummified body belonged to Isahta, a priest of the temple of Amun in Karnak in the Late Dynastic Period (25th–26th Dynasty, 8th–7th centuries BC).


It is believed he passed away at the age of 50 years old.


It is the only Egyptian mummy in Slovenia.

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