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Nespamedu
Human Mummy
Nespamedu
Biographical Information
Name(s) Nespamedu
Age
Sex m
Status high
Height
Source
Culture Egyptian
Date(s) 300 B.C. and 200 B.C.
Site Saqqara
Current Location
Location National Archaeological Museum Madrid, Spain
Catalog #
Nespamedu was initially thought to be a woman's when the museum first received them from a donor in 1925.
Reconsaqqara

Facial reconstruction

Inscriptions on the mummy's golden cartonnage revealed him to be a priest named Nespamedu from Saqqara, a priest and doctor thought to minister to the pharaoh Ptolemy II and possibly his successor Ptolemy III.


Studies

2016 studies indicated he died at about 55 years of age.

Additional

Researchers hypothesized that evidence suggests that Nespamedu may have been the pharaoh's eye doctor.

External Links

https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/madrid-mummy-0011321

https://arqueotrip.com/nespamedu-sacerdote-imhotep-medico-del-faraon-la-historia-secreta-las-momias/

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