Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Nes-Hor
Age Uknown
Sex Male
Status Stolist Priest
Height Unknown
Culture Ancient Egypt
Date(s) 350-30 BCE
Site Uknown
Current Location
Location Union Station, Kansas City
Catalog # Unknown

Nes-Hor was an Egyptian priest of the Temple of Min in the ancient city of Khent-Min. He lived during the Ptolemaic period, which occurred 250-30 BCE. Nes-Hor was a stolist priest, responsible for helping clothe, clean, and purify the temple’s statues of the gods. In ancient Egypt, stolist priests were adorners of divine images. In ancient Egypt, 'Nes' means 'he belongs to', indicating that Nes-Hor was a priest or some form of servant. Nes-Hor specifically means "the one who belongs to Horus."


Nes-Hor was well preserved and prepared in the traditional Egyptian way, with most of his internal organs extracted.


A detailed study of the symbols on the sarcophagus identified Nes-Hor's name, parents' names and occupation.


Through observation and examination, it was determined that Nes-Hor had arthritis and a broken left hip. However, the exact cause of death is undetermined.

Additional Info

Nes-Hor is usually displayed alongside another Egyptian priest called Nes-Min, as a part of the Special Exhibition entitled Mummies of the World, at Union Station in Kansas City. Mummies of the World is one of the largest exhibitions of mummies in existence. The exhibition includes animal and human mummies from South America, Europe and Egypt. It focuses on the scientific process that creates mummies and emphasizes treating them with respect.

External Links


Unwrapping the “Mummies of the World” Exhibition at OSC. (2017, August 14). Retrieved November 19, 2017, from

Posts about Nes-Hor on Stories My Mummy Told Me. (n.d.). Retrieved November 19, 2017, from

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