Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Tarepet
Age 25-30
Sex f
Status Daughter of Nestefet
Culture Egyptian
Date(s) 712-343 BC
Current Location
Location Egyptian National Museum of Antiquities in Cairo.
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Shee was 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.

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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