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Mummy of Jaipur
Jaipur
Tutu Mummy in Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Biographical Information
Name(s) Tutu
Age 20+
Sex Female
Status Elite
Height 162 cm
Source
Culture Ancient Egypt
Date(s) 322 BC to 30 BC
Site Unknown
Current Location
Location Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Catalog # none

The mummy is that of Tutu, a female member of a priest's family, dating to Egypt's Ptolemaic period (322 BC to 30 BC) also known as the "Jaipur Mummy". It was imported by the ruler of Jaipur, Sawai Ishwar, from Cairo in 1887. The mummy eventually found a place in the Albert Hall museum in Jaipur.

Mummification

Traditional Egyptian mummification including cloth coverings and paintings on the coffin were part of the mummification process. It has also undergone conservation by the experts from Egyptian Ministry of Culture in 2011.

Pathology

The circumstances that lead to death are uncertain.

Additional

This mummy, one of only six in India, came to the country when it was gifted by Brughsch Bey of the Museum of Cairo for an exhibition in "Jeypore".

2011- Three experts from Egyptian Ministry of Culture came to conserve the mummy. They concluded that the mummy's skeleton was in very good condition but long displayed in a glass case, the mummy was exposed to oxygen and moisture which led to its case crumbling.As part of the treatment, experts sterilized all the items to wipe out microbes.


External Links

http://mywanderlust.com/six-museums-in-india-that-house-egyptian-mummies/

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Egyptian-mummy-in-Albert-Hall-gets-fresh-treatment/articleshow/7658779.cms

https://www.telegraphindia.com/7-days/mummies-in-a-mess/cid/446641

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