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Sachiny
Human Mummy
Sachiny
Biographical Information
Name(s) Sachiny
Age Unknown
Sex female
Status royalty
Height Unknown
Source
Culture Egyptian
Date(s) 1938–1755 B.C.
Site Tombs of the Nobles
Current Location
Location Aswan, Egypt
Catalog # Unknown

Part of the royal family in Aswan between the Old and Middle Kingdom. Found in a two-layer cedar coffin during an excavation at the Tombs of the Nobles, west of Aswan in southern Egypt. Sachiny was a pivotal character during the Middle Kingdom of Egypt, the mother of two Aswan rulers under Amenemhat III and was the daughter of Prince Sarnbhut II, who was the governor of the Elephantine region.

Mummification

Mummified in a sarcophagus in the Tomb of the Nobles, the mummy was wrapped in linen and her face was covered by the remnants of a mask made of cartonnage

Studies

Wood of the sarcophagus was in good condition and allowed for an accurate date to be assigned.

Additional

Expedition headed by Alejandro Jimenez

External Links

http://www.archaeology.org/news/4490-160525-egypt-aswan-mummy

https://khentiamentiu.blogspot.com/2016/05/spanish-mission-discovers-mummy-in.html

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