Tashwinat Mummy
Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Tashwinat
Age ~5,400 - 5,600 years old
Sex Male
Culture Unknown
Date(s) 1958
Site Wan Muhuggiag, in the Acacus massif, Fezzan, Libya
Current Location
Location Assaraya Alhamra Museum, Tripoli
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The Tashwinat Mummy is a mummy of a young child, found in a small enclosure in Wan Muhuggiag, in the Acacus massif, Fezzan, Libya, by Professor Fabrizio Mori in 1958. It is unknown whether the stone art found at Uan Muhuggiag, alongside the Tashwinat Mummy and also another dead body, mean that the haven was an entombment put or generally hallowed. Mori himself had been a supporter of this hypothesis and trusted that the site was a place where a a cult of the dead took place.


The child was found in a fetal position, t

hen embalmed, then put in a sack made of antelope skin, which was protected by a layer of leaves. The child's organs were taken out, as proved by incision scars on his stomach and thorax, and a natural additive was embedded to prevent his body from deteriorating.


The archeological finds at the site demonstrate that it was possessed by people at various periods in time. The latest layer contained stone instruments, for example, querns, and a horned cows skull, likely as a symbol of the sun; while the most oldest layer contained stone sections, normally utilized amid that period for legitimate entombment



The kid is thought to have been 3 years of age at the time of death. Utilizing radiocarbon 14 technique, the mummy was thought to be approximately 5,400 and 5,600 years of age, which makes it much older than any of the mummies found in ancient Egypt.

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Wan Muhuggiag. (n.d.). Retrieved January 26, 2017, from

Uan Muhuggiag. (n.d.). Wikipedia. Retrieved from

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