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Nemenekhamon
Human Mummy
Nemenekhamon
Biographical Information
Name(s) Nemenekhamon
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Culture Egyptian
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Current Location
Location Museo di San Lazzaro degli Armeni, Venice
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Nemenekhamon is an unusual pairing of Mummy and Sarcophagus.

The exact discovery location of Nemenekhamon is unknown although it is thought that it is from Thebes. 

Although this name has been commonly used to refer to both the mummy and the sarcophagus together, Nemenekhamon is the name of the person within the sarcophagus as written on the surface of the sarcophagus.

Unfortunately, many of the tests done on most mummies were unable to be performed on Nemekhamon due to poor preservation. There is very little information on the genetic makeup, sex, etc.

Studies

The sarcophagus of Nemenekhamon is covered in patterns made from blue beads and stones creating symbolic designs. Through time the patterns were worn away so it was restored to its former glory in 2011 prior to presentation at the exhibit of ancient Venice and Egypt at Ducal Place.  

Three names are inscribed on the surface. One is the name of the manufacturer, the second is the name Nemenekhamon , the third is a name that has been scratched out. it is thought that this is the name of the former inhabitant of the sarcophagus, who had been expelled from it in order for Nemenekhamon to be buried in it. 

Additional

The mummy was a gift from Bolos Bei Iusuf to the community of San Lazzaro degli Armeni in 1825.

References

Nemenekhamon. (2014, October 12). Retrieved November 14, 2017, from https://oliaklodvenitiens.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/nemenekhamon

Nemenekhamon. (n.d.). Retrieved November 14, 2017, from http://www.egittologia.unipi.it/frameset.asp?id=70

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