Painted figures discovered inside tomb of 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy

Painted figures discovered inside tomb of 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy

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A team of archaeologists from the Perth Museum and Art Gallery, in Scotland, discovered painted figures inside the tomb of an Egyptian mummy almost 3,000 years old.

Is about two representations of the Egyptian goddess Amentit, also known as the 'The one from the West‘.

According to a statement from the museum, the discovery took place when specialists removed the mummy from the sarcophagus,for the first time in almost a century, to be fully evaluated.

The remains belong to a woman named Ta-Kr-Hb, and were found in the early 1930s.

A mythological reference

Experts believe that the paintings are primarily a mythological and supernatural reference, but they could also be a geographic allusion.

Furthermore, they noted that the lower part of the sarcophagus is made up of a variety ofsoils, plants and insects.

Likewise, the museum's conservation team believes that scientific analysis of these materials, as well as of the resin used to cover the bandages, "will reveal more details on mummification of Ta-Kr-Hb and the places where his body was kept.

Despite the fact that both the mummy and the coffin have suffered various damages over time, specialists consider that it is quite well preserved.

However, they noted, the remains require careful treatment to allow "everyone see thebeautiful painting«.

Via: RT and Perth Museum

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