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Sheryet-Mehyet
Human Mummy
Sheryet
Biographical Information
Name(s) Sheryet-Mehyet
Age late 50s
Sex Female
Status Priestess
Height
Source
Culture Egyptian
Date(s) 700 BC
Site Around Thebes
Current Location
Location The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Catalog #
Sheryet was purchased in Cairo in 1896 by Dr. T. T. Eaton and given to the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1906 by Mrs. J. Lawrence Smith.

Sheryet-Mehyet(nicknamed "Sheri") means "child of the goddess Mehyet". Sheryet was a Egyptian Priestess who lived around 700 BC. She is thought to have died from natural causes around her late 50s.

Mummification

The mummy was wrapped and placed in a sarcophagus. The sarcophagus had hieroglyphs which told of Sheryet's identity and that was what was used to learn her name and that she was a priestess.

Pathology

Sheryet was found to have died of natural causes

Additional

Sheryet was purchased in Cairo in 1896 by Dr. T. T. Eaton and given to the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1906 by Mrs. J. Lawrence Smith. Sheryet remained almost untouched there for around 120 years. It is said that over the time the mummy was at the seminary it had been stored in closets, professors' offices, and even in the cafeteria.

External Links

http://wfpl.org/sheryet-mehyet-southern-seminarys-skeleton-closet/

References

Stevens, A. (2016, August 02). Sheryet-Mehyet: Southern Seminary's Skeleton In The Closet. Retrieved March 18, 2017, from http://wfpl.org/sheryet-mehyet-southern-seminarys-skeleton-closet/

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