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Khuwy
Human Mummy
Khuwyart
A mural from the tomb of Khuwy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Khuwy (also spelled Khewi)
Age 4,400 yo
Sex M
Status elite
Height
Source
Culture Egyptian
Date(s) 2381 to 2353 BC
Site Saqqara Necropolis, Egypt
Current Location
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In April 2019, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced archaeologists discovered the mummy of a man called Khuwy, a high-ranking court official, next to the pyramid complex built for Pharaoh Djedkare Isesi, who reigned from 2381 to 2353 BC, in Saqqara, Egypt. His titles included "overseer of the khentiu-she of the Great House," "Great one of the ten of Upper Egypt" and "Sole friend" of the pharaoh.

Mummification

Subjected to standard period mummification, the body was placed in a limestone sarcophagus.

Studies

Khuwy's tomb, part of a necropolis at Saqqara, is decorated beautifully, the murals are exceptional and unexpected in a tomb of a commoner. The detailed murals are "exceptionally well-preserved."

Khuwy's mummy was recovered as well as fragments of the nobleman's canopic jars.

Additional

External Links

https://www.livescience.com/65155-mummy-of-pharaoh-official-discovered.html

https://allthatsinteresting.com/khuwy-ancient-egyptian-tomb

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/egyptian-authorities-unveil-spectacular-photo-newly-discovered-4000-year-old-tomb-1517080

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