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Biographical Information
Name(s) Unknown
Age 50
Sex Female
Status Wife of Royal Goldsmith
Height Unknown
Source
Culture New Kingdom Cairo (16th to 11th Centuries BC)
Date(s) Found September 9, 2017
Site Nile city of Luxor
Current Location
Location 400 miles (700km) south of Cairo
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She was found in tomb of Amenemhat, who was goldsmith for the god Amun, the period's most powerful deity. Among the items discovered inside was a statue of the goldsmith Amenemhat, sitting beside his wife, however, it is unclear whether the three mummies discovered (including herself) are connected to Amenemhat.

Mummification

The mother was found buried with her two sons down a burial shaft leading off the main chamber. Both the bodies of herself and her two sons who were in their 20s and 30s were preserved in good condition. Regular funerary equipment was found inside the tomb such as coffins, funerary combs, funerary masks, some jewellery, and a statue.

Studies

Authorities believe the tomb of Amenemhat could lead them to further discoveries in the Draa Abul Naga necropolis, an area famed for its temples and burial grounds.

Pathology

According to the archaeologists, tests revealed she had a bacterial bone disease.

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