| Nes-pa-qa-shuti |
|Age||About 650 B.C.|
|Date(s)||Dates to about 650 B.C.|
|Site||Mummies of the World Exhibition|
|Location||Nes-pa-qa-shuti was originally found in a necropolis at Akhmim, an important site in Egypt with ties to the royal families. His sarcophagus is now a part of the "Mummies of the World" exhibition.|
Nes-pa-qa-shuti was a former temple singer and Egyptian priest buried in an elaborate wooden sarcophagus approximately 2,750 years ago. Hieroglyphics on his sarcophagus demonstrating his life biography indicate that he was a singer at the Temple of Min. Min was the goddess of fertility.
Originally found in the necropolis at Akhmim, the sarcophagus of Nes-pa-qa-shuti is now part of the "Mummies of the World" exhibition that has traveled around the world. The sarcophagus is divided into three sections placed on different layers, with an ornate shell on top, the mummy itself placed in the middle segment, and the base at the bottom.
X-rays taken in 1988 indicate that he was about 30 to 40 years old when he died.
The Mummies of the World exhibition is the largest exhibition of mummies and artifacts ever assembled. Through the use of computer tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), DNA analysis and radiocarbon dating, researchers are able to learn about the lives, history, and culture of mummies, including those of Nes-pa-qa-shuti.
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