No matter when it happens: Finding a great Egyptian mummy always fascinates us. And that's what happened now. The search was carried out by the Djehuty project led by the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). He found an anthropomorphic coffin from the seventeenth dynasty of ancient Egypt on the hill of Dra Abu el-Naga in Luxor (ancient Thebes). It is approximately 3,600 years old, as reported by the institution. Inside they found the mummy of a woman with her trousseau: two earrings, two rings and four necklaces, one of great value.
Inside was the mummy of a woman of about 15 or 16 on the right. Its height was 1.59 meters. This finding is part of the excavation work carried out in Luxor in January and February. It is the 19th campaign of this archaeological mission.
A white coffin
The coffin is made of wood and painted white. It is just a few meters from the entrance to the Djehuty Tomb Chapel (head of the Treasury and Queen Hatshepsut's handicrafts). It was built next to a small Adobe chapel from 1600 BC. BC Found. C.
The coffin was carved from a single tree trunk, probably sycamore, and is 1.75 high and 0.33 wide. According to researchers, it was abandoned by grave robbers on the ground in ancient times. Nevertheless, it was left with some care and unopened.
After an x-ray of the mummy in his coffin, archaeologists found that he had two earrings on his left ear. Also two rings (one in each hand), one made of bone and the other made of blue glass with a holder and a cord around your finger.
Four necklaces between 61 and 70 centimeters in length had been placed on the chest in a small pile. Two of them are made of faience pearls. It is a kind of handmade ceramic with a glassy surface. It has different shades of blue; and a third combines faience beads with green glass beads.
The fourth chain
The fourth chain is the most valuable. Says the CSIC researcher at the Institute for Languages and Cultures of the Mediterranean and the Middle East and coordinator of the Djehuty project, José Manuel Galán. "It is the most complex."
This necklace is made up of 74 pieces of various shapes carved from amethyst, carnelian and other semi-precious stones. You haven't identified everyone yet. It also has glass and seven faience amulets.
"An amber falcon, which represents the god Horus, appears to have been the central figure, flanked by two scarabs. The wealth of the Trousseau for such a young person with a relatively modest coffin is surprising," said the researcher. Ever since they found the mummy of a woman with her very impressive Trousseau, they have been amazed at every little revelation.