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decapitated ptolemaic mummies?

 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 9:53 pm    Post subject: decapitated ptolemaic mummies? Reply with quote

I just saw this news blurb about a ptolemaic tomb:

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Ancient tomb containing 6 mummies unearthed in new valley

The French archaeological mission operating in the Al-Deir area in the Kharga oasis unearthed a Ptolemaic-era tomb containing six complete mummies and two limestone sarcophagi.

A source from the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) Saturday said that large parts of a funerary bed emblazoned with numerous painted shapes with palm-fibre rug beside it were found for the first time inside this discovered tomb.

The six mummies include a 155-CM-long elderly man, he said adding examinations on the mummy showed a diseased pelvis and decayed teeth with arms closed to the chest in god Osiris fashion.

Another mummy is of decapitated four-year-old and six-year- old boys. Another mummy is of a decapitated 137-centimeters-long girl with six toes in each foot and another of an aged woman measuring 150 centimeters long.


Anyone ever heard of decapitated mummies????
I hope for them it was post-mortem.

The 6 toes is rather peculiar as well...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bizarre! But then again, Anne Boleyn had 6 fingers...and was decapitated...what a coincidence Shocked

I've heard of something even weirder-a mummy with 4 feet! Makes you wonder if the feet were all belonging to the same person.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isisinacrisis wrote:
Bizarre! But then again, Anne Boleyn had 6 fingers...and was decapitated...what a coincidence Shocked


LOL Why didn't I think of that? Laughing Laughing

Are you sure the mummy with the 4 feet wasn't an animal that was supposed to have 4 of 'em? Twisted Evil (just kidding)
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