| Khnum-Nakht |
|Site||Deir Rifeh, Egypt|
|Location||Manchester Museum UK|
StudiesScientists from the University of Manchester used DNA from the mummies' teeth to establish his relationship with Nekht-Ankh, Egyptologists have debated whether the mummies of the two men were related ever since they were discovered. They are indeed half-brothers, sharing the same mother but with different fathers.
The find was in Der Rifeh in Middle Egypt and originates from the 12th Dynasty (c.1985-1773 BC). The burial was the finest non-royal tomb found in that area.
Khnum-Nakht is an example of the poor standard of preservation achieved in the Middle Kingdom. There was very little remaining skin tissue and most of the remnants resolved into a fine powder at the unwrapping.
Khnum-Nakht's spine shows evidence of arthritis with abnormal curvature (scoliosis) in the thoracic region. Teeth revealed an extremely rare developmental abnormality - double gemination (fusion of the teeth); the two central teeth are abnormally large and the left one has two roots.