Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Nesimut
Age ~30
Sex m
Status priest
Culture Egyptian
Date(s) 1070–712 BC
Current Location
Location Egyptian National Museum of Antiquities in Cairo.
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A priest of Amun during the 3rd Intermediate Periiod. One of the Egyptian mummies used in Project Horus, an examination of more than 50 Egyptian mummies to establish the prevalence of atherosclerosis before the modern era.


A whole body CT scan was taken, probable or definite atherosclerosis was noted in mummies in all four geographical populations: 29 (38%) of 76 ancient Egyptians.

Sex was determined through biological anthropologic assessment of the genital/reproductive organs and morphology of the pelvis, femur, and skull. A biologic anthropologist (M.A.T.S.) estimated the age at death through assessment of the architectural changes in the clavicle, humerus, and femur.

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