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Who is Who in the Mummy World?

 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2004 1:31 am    Post subject: Who is Who in the Mummy World? Reply with quote

http://www-oi.uchicago.edu/OI/IS/WENTE/NN_Win95/NN_Win95.html

This is one of the most interesting articles i have read in a long time about mummies! The final conclusion is that not all the Royal Cache Mummies are who they claim to be.

Towards the end of the article it states too, that Egyptian authorities are allowing the taking of DNA samples of the mummies. So that one day when DNA testing has developed further DNA testing can be done.
One day guess' may not be the only way to tell who is who in the Mummy World!

Remember the only mummy whose identification is sure is Tutankhamun.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2004 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a chance that the person could have been buried under the wrong name BUT shouldnt the persons (expecialy the royaltys) cartouche stated their true name, however, wouldnt the respect of the dead prevented them being incorrectly buried in the first place?

this is simply backing up the fact that if their is a cartouche you could be pretty sure of who it is, though DNA testing would be alot better way of knowing to my line of thought,
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2004 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tash wrote:
There is a chance that the person could have been buried under the wrong name BUT shouldnt the persons (expecialy the royaltys) cartouche stated their true name, however, wouldnt the respect of the dead prevented them being incorrectly buried in the first place?

this is simply backing up the fact that if their is a cartouche you could be pretty sure of who it is, though DNA testing would be alot better way of knowing to my line of thought,


You're right Tash, if the purpose of the reburials was to protect the royal dead. There is evidence that the true purpose of the reburials was to obtain the wealth of the buried royals. This evidence being the later reuse of coffins, and grave goods by those Pharaohs alive during the reburials. The lack of jewels and grave goods of the reburied royals in their new resting place. Given that what was really happening was offical robbery of the dead it isn't surprizing that some indentities might have been mixed up.
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of the royal mummies, when gathered together for a "cache" by the priests in the later dynasties, were very damaged and were re-wrapped.
There is evidence that the priests made errors in assigning various names. True, the burial goods were taken from them. But there is no evidence that it was still intact in the person's own tomb and were taken by the priests. In fact, most of the grave-goods were already missing, having been robbed from the tombs previously.
Groups of mummies were gathered by the priests, re-wrapped if necessary, and hidden away to preserve them.
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