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Twin Infants
Human Mummy
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Biographical Information
Name(s)
Age infant
Sex undetermined
Status
Height
Source
Culture Romano-Egyptian
Date(s)
Site
Current Location
Location The British Museum
Catalog # EA29783

The mummies were purchased for the museum in 1898. They were included in a burial of a Roman Period Man who was placed in a rectangular wooden coffin in the form of a naos (temple) with four feet and a cavetto cornice; at each end are painted funerary scenes on a layer of plaster. the two infant mummies, who were probably twins, were lying on the adult mummy's thighs, and a third, older, child mummy who was about 10, was lying on its right side, parallel to the right leg of the adult.

Studies

The thoracic cage, spinal column, and pelvis of both mummies are badly disorganised, but not definitely fractured.

External Links

https://research.britishmuseum.org/

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