Buried approximately 4000 years ago. Discovered in 1923.
Sheikh Farag, upper Egypt
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, US
Tjeby was an Egyptian man who lived approximately 4,000 years ago. His mummy was discovered in 1923. The inscriptions on his coffin tell us that he was a government official. His tomb was not ornate.
Tjeby's head was turned to face the east. This may have had some religious significance, it could also mean nothing.
In 2013, a CT scan was conducted on Tjeby's mummy in an attempt to discover Tjeby's precise age, diet and cause of death. He dates to between 2150 and 2030 BCE, a time of instability in Egypt. Previous research suggests Tjeby was 25 to 40 years old when he died.
Tjeby's teeth show a lot of wear. The cause of his death is unknown.