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photoblog image Another mummy case...

Another mummy case...

 

...from Lisbon's Archaeological Museum

Another mummy case...

 

...from Lisbon's Archaeological Museum

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Jan 2017, 00:47
Does it have horns, Tom?
Tom Wilson: Not that I could see, Ray smile
These are bizarre - I mean, cool, but bizarre!
Tom Wilson: Amazing constructions!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Jan 2017, 04:39
I once went to a special exhibit about Egypt. Very fascinating. Amazing to have such a civilization that long ago.
Tom Wilson: It's amazing what they achieved and over what period of time!
Does that writing say S.I.P. (stand in peace) Tom?
Tom Wilson: I doubt it, Chad - I don't think they were intended to stand smile
Is this a child?
Tom Wilson: Nope - it's man-sized.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Jan 2017, 07:19
It looks happy but looks can be deceptive
Tom Wilson: On his way to rebirth, Chris smile
A rather slim Mummy
Tom Wilson: It is rather - I assume that the human body must lose mass during the mummification period.
Again, the language fascinates me.
Tom Wilson: It's rather difficult to figure out these hieroglyphs - a number of them aren't in my book on the subject. All I can figure out is that the jagged line and the eye below it represent "nir", so it is probably part of the name of the person.
They are very well preserved.
Tom Wilson: Oh the museums take great care of these objects!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Jan 2017, 15:55
Fascinating history.
Tom Wilson: It's amazing what a civilization Egypt was - one can hardle think that the region has made much progress since!
superbe momie!! amitiés
Tom Wilson: Merci, Jean!
Great light and statue
Tom Wilson: An impressive piece of funerary art!
very disconcerting to have limbs all wrapped around, Tom. but there is a cheerful expression on the mask.
Tom Wilson: Fortunately, the body doesn't know it by this time smile

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