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Tamut
Human Mummy
Tayesmutengebtiu
Biographical Information
Name(s) Tayesmutengebtiu or Tamut
Age (30 year+)
Sex Female
Status
Height 157 cm (5 feet 2 inches)
Source
Culture Egyptian
Date(s) Early 22nd Dynasty, about 900 BC
Site Thebes, Egypt
Current Location
Location The British Museum
Catalog #
Tayesmutengebtiu, also known as Tamut was a chantress of Amun. Tamut is a high ranking priest's daughter. She was found in Thebes, Egypt at early 22nd Dynasty, about 900 BC.

She is believed to have been a singer of Egypt's Temple of Karnak about 900 BC. As the daughter of an elite priest, she is called “Lady of the House” and “Chantress of Amun.

Mummification

This mummy was wrapped in linen after the organs were removed. She was wrapped gold, blue, red coffin. Her brain was removed from her head before this process. The internal organs were also removed.

Studies

CT scans reveal she died in her early thirties.

Pathology

There was many dental abscesses, tooth loss and tooth decay. She is known to have Atherosclerosis seen through the plaque in the arteries.

Tayesmutengebtiu was about 5'2 in height


==External Links==

http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/past_exhibitions/2014/ancient_lives,_new_discoveries/eight_mummies.aspx#Tamut

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/egyptian-mummies-science-or-sacrilege-9399191.html

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