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Mehit-em-Wesekht
Human Mummy
Mehit
Biographical Information
Name(s) Mehit-em-Wesekht
Age ~18
Sex f
Status priestess
Height
Source
Culture Egyptian
Date(s) circa 300 BC
Site Akhmin
Current Location
Location Te Papa Museum of New Zealand
Catalog # FE003200

A private collector, Charles Rooking Carter, gave the mummy and coffin to the Colonial Museum (now Te Papa) in 1885.


Studies

Mehit-em-Wesekht lived in Middle Egypt around 300 BC. Her parents were priests in the Temple of Min at Akhmim, and she was training to be a musician priestess. When she died, she was only just out of adolescence.

External Links

https://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/topic/2168

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