| Nesperennub |
Prior to death, Nesperennub was a priest. It was said that he lived near 800 BC until the age of forty five years old.
In regards to mummification, Nesperennub had his inner organs, excluding his heart, removed. He was later preserved with resin and decorated with jewellery, such as an amulets that is said to protect against evil. Following this, the body was wrapped, laid in a painted cartonnage case that was placed inside a wooden coffin.
It was in the 1890s at Luxor that the mummy of Nesperennub was found. Non-invasive X-ray and Computerised Tomography (CT) scanning techniques were performed to allow for the reconstruction of plausible Nesperennub images. This provides researchers with great insight on the complexity of mummification and his life in ancient Egypt. 3D images of Nesperennub depict the common process of being mummified with a shallow, oddly-shaped bowl at the head. However, Nesperennub was found to have this bowl stuck to his head. This was thought to have occurred from merely placing the bowl to catch any excess resin, but accidentally becoming cemented to Nesperennub's head. The idea that ancient Egyptians of his time may have attempted to remove it is demonstrated by the damage to his head.
Upon examining Nesperennub's skull, it was remarked that his left eye contained a small hole, which is indicative of disease. This was proposed to have been his cause of death.
Text on the cartonnage case indicates that both Nesperennub and his father were priests in Karnak.
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