| Unknown Mummy of Luxor |
|Status||Servant of Warrior King Thutmose III|
Near the southern Egyptian town of Luxor, Spanish archaeologists discovered an ancient tomb- dating between 1075-664 BC, containing the mummy of a believed nobleman. The name of the mummy is still undetermined (as of November 2016), but he is thought to be the remains of Amenrenef, a nobleman and servant in the royal household.
Upon discovery, the Spanish archaeology team noted that the body was in very good condition and bound with linen stuck together with plaster. Additionally, it was noted that the mummy was decorated with an exceptional array of vibrant and colourful decorations alluding to ancient Egyptian religious symbols, including the goddesses Isis and Nephtys, and the four sons if Horus. These findings emphasized the notion that this mummy was once a well respected nobleman; as well as the location of the tomb also suggested that the strong likelihood of this nobleman also being a servant to the remarkable Warrior King Thutmose III.
Thutmose III erected upwards of fifty temples and commissioned the assembly of many tombs for his nobles. These tombs were built with impeccable craftsmanship and remarkable religious ideology- including symbols and depiction of significant Egyptian gods and goddesses, as well as the use of vibrant and striking colourful ornament.
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