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Meruah
Human Mummy
Meruah
Biographical Information
Name(s) Meruah
Age
Sex F
Status
Height
Source
Culture Egyptian
Date(s) 1,000BC
Site
Current Location
Location Nicholson Museum Sydney
Catalog #
The well-preserved mummy of an adult female, collected by Sir Charles Nicholson in the 1850s, became a foundation object for the Nicholson Museum in 1860. The hieroglyphs on the coffin indicate Maruah was "mistress of the house," "chantress of Amun-Ra," and "adorant in the precienct of Mut" at Isheru in the Karnak temple complex.

Studies

Part of a project building on x-ray and CT scanning conducted in 1998–99 and 2009 that will research aspects of biology, genetics, diet, disease, burial practice and processes of mummification. It will also help clarify age at death and sex.

External Links

https://sydney.edu.au/museum/our-research/the-nicholson-museum-mummy-project.html

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/arts/nicholsons-mummies-stand-up-to-be-counted/news-story/afc16b1fbbf74a8e7ac4236802ee7fdc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJM9eqiBuNQ

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