Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Shetwesek or Shtwsk
Age 45-50
Sex m
Culture Greco-Roman
Date(s) 332 BCE–364 CE
Current Location
Location Egyptian National Museum of Antiquities in Cairo.  
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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. His mummy showed few indications of the pathology.

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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