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The Zagreb Mummy
Human Mummy
TheZagrebMummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) The Zagreb Mummy
Age Mid 30s
Sex Female
Status Unknown
Height Unknown
Source
Culture Etruscan tribe
Date(s) Third century BC
Site Unknown
Current Location
Location Egypt
Catalog #

BiographyEdit

The Zagreb Mummy was purchased by Mihajlo Baric in Alexandria in 1848 and later brought to Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, Croatia. The mummy was wrapped in famous linen material, known as Liber Linteus (Latin for ‘Linen Book’). It wasn’t until 1867 that a German Egyptologist Heinrich Brugsh noticed the writings on the linen wrappings. In 1891, the linen wrapping was sent to Vienna and the writing was concluded to be written in Etruscan text. It was thought that the Zagreb Mummy was a wealthy Etruscan who fled to Egypt, sometime during third century B.C.

MummificationEdit

The young woman was well preserved before her burial. Her body was wrapped in linen wrappings with writing in Etruscan text on it. The body was also accompanied by an example of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, known as Papyrus Zagred 602.

StudiesEdit

Based on the preserved part, it was concluded that the body belonged to Nesi-Khons, wife of a priest of the god Khun.

PathologyEdit

Additional InfoEdit

Liber Linteus in the wrappings may be explained as a part of the Etruscan burian custom.

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

http://www.ancient-origins.net/unexplained-phenomena/liber-linteus-egyptian-mummy-wrapped-mysterious-message-002690

http://www.secret-zagreb.com/2012/02/liber-linteus-etruscan-linen-book-and.html

http://www.amz.hr/home/departments/collections/the-egyptian-collection.aspx

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