| Israel's Only Mummy, Alex |
|Date(s)||2nd Century BCE|
Alex lived in the Upper Egyptian town of Akhmim, in 2nd century BCE. He was thought to be an upper-class clergyman, indicated by his sedentary lifestyle. Alex, formally known as “The Protective Eye of Horus”, suffered from osteoporosis, a lack of exposure to the sun, and had a carbohydrate-heavy diet. He is thought to be around 30-40 years old at his time of death.
Alex is thought to be very well preserved for his age, with the bones, teeth and remnants of blood vessels largely intact, due to the ancient Egyptian embalming process and the dry climate in Jerusalem.
Ancient Egyptian mummy named 'Alex' displayed in Jerusalem. (n.d.). Retrieved February 26, 2017, from https://www.madamasr.com/en/2016/08/31/news/u/ancient-egyptian-mummy-named-alex-displayed-in-jerusalem/
Zion, I. B., Kampeas, R., Fulbright, A., Staff, T. O., AFP and Times of Israel staff, Times of Israel staff and Judah Ari Gross, . . . Cortellessa, E. (2016, July 26). Israel’s only mummy gets afterlife spotlight at Israel Museum. Retrieved February 26, 2017, from http://www.timesofisrael.com/israels-only-mummy-gets-afterlife-spotlight-at-israel-museum/