| Nefret-Mut |
|Date(s)||Discovered in 1906, approximately 2900 years old|
Nefret-Mut worked as a singer in what would be similar to a modern church choir. She lived in a temple in Thebes, was 4 foot 11 inches, and died at age 33.
Nefret-Mut was found near two coffins - one made for a woman and one made for a man. In 2007 scientists confirmed that Nefret-Mut was a woman and therefore, which coffin was hers. Words on the coffin read "Nefret-Mut", meaning "beautiful one of the goddess Mut". Her internal organs and tongue had been removed prior to mummification.
Her body was discovered in Egypt in 1906, and it was brought to the Royal Ontario Museum in 1914. Scientists determined that she lived 2900 years ago.
The cause of death has not been determined but CT scans of her body and wrappings revealed that she lived around 945 BCE.
There were messy hieroglyphics painted onto the coffin in childish writing, where her name would have been, but it was not legible.