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Lady Sattjeni
Human Mummy
Sattjeni
Biographical Information
Name(s) Lady Sattjeni
Age Unknown
Sex Female
Status Noblewoman
Height Unknown
Source
Culture Unknown
Date(s) Unknown
Site Unknown
Current Location
Location Southeast Egypt
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Sattjeni was one of the most important figures in the Middle Kingdom as she was the mother of Heqaib III and Amaeny-Senb; who were two of the highest authorities of Elephantine under the reign of Amenemhat III (1800-1775 BC). She was the daughter of the nomarch Sarenput II and was the holder of the dynastic rights of Elephantine when all of the male members of her family had died.
Necropolis of Qubbet el-Hawa

Necropolis of Qubbet el-Hawa

Her family had ruled Elephantine around 1800 BC, and ranked just below the family of the ruling pharaoh.Nomarchs were essentially provincial governors in ancient Egypt.

She was the mother of Heqaib II and Amaeny-Senb, who became two of the highest authorities of Elephantine under the reign of Amenemhat III in around 1800 BC. Following the death of all the male members of her family, she became the sole holder of the dynastic rights in the government of Elephantine.

Mummification

Body found in extremely good condition; wrapped in linen and enclosed in two wooden coffins. Face was also covered with a delicate cartonnage funerary mask (made of layers of linen/papyrus covered in plaster).

Studies

The inner coffin was in such good condition that the researchers will be able to tell the year in which the tree that was used to make it was cut. The discovery of this mummy has allowed archaeologists to piece together the genealogy of Elephantine rulers.

External Links

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3608648/3-800-year-old-mummy-Lady-Sattjeni-discovered-Egypt.html

http://womenofhistory.blogspot.ca/2016/06/who-was-sattjeni.html

http://www.sciencealert.com/the-tomb-of-one-of-the-most-important-women-in-ancient-egypt-has-just-been-unearthed

References

Mailonline, S. B. (2016, May 25). Last of a dynasty: 3,800-year-old mummy of ancient Egyptian woman described as 'one of the most important figures in the Middle Kingdom' has been unearthed. Retrieved January 04, 2017, from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3608648/3-800-year-old-mummy-Lady-Sattjeni-discovered-Egypt.html

Crew, B. (n.d.). The Tomb of One of the Most Important Women in Ancient Egypt Has Just Been Unearthed. Retrieved January 04, 2017, from http://www.sciencealert.com/the-tomb-of-one-of-the-most-important-women-in-ancient-egypt-has-just-been-unearthed

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