| Menat |
|Location||Pechersk Lavra, Kiev|
The 3,000-year-old mummy of a woman named Menat, a singer in the temple of Amon in Ancient Egypt was discovered inside one of the stone coffins, or sarcophagi. Experts say the finding is unusual due to Menat's hands being positioned in a style commonly used in male burials. According to historians, her head was accidentally severed from her body during transportation.
It is believed the mummy came to the Ukraine in the second half of the nineteenth century. Last exhibited in Kiev during the 1970s, during a time when Egyptian artefacts were used in atheist propaganda. Forgotten, it was rediscovered in Kiev’s Pechersk Lavra. It spent several decades in a museum depository and was rediscovered by archaeologists during an audit.