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Ta-Sedgement
Human Mummy
Ta-Sedgement
Biographical Information
Name(s) Ta-Sedgement
Age 32
Sex f
Status
Height
Source
Culture Egyptian
Date(s) 850-575 BC
Site Akhmin
Current Location
Location Auckland War Memorial Museum, Ancient Worlds Gallery, Auckland NZ
Catalog # 1986.135

Excavated from Akhmim, Egypt, it was obtained by the museum from Canterbury Museum in 1957.


Studies

Researchers were able to determine that the mummy was a 32 year old woman. Radiocarbon dating of the linen bandages and the wooden coffin puts the age of the materials at around 2,500-3,000 years old. Chemical tests carried out on the bandages revealed evidence for the use of natron in the original preservation. The coffin wood was from sycamore fig.

External Links

https://amsecretscience.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/the-mummy-returns-keeping-things-under-wraps/

https://www.aucklandmuseum.com/collection/object/am_humanhistory-object-30452

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