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Third Intermediate Period human remains

This is not the place to describe the techniques of Egyptian mummification. The human remains from TT99 were first studied in the 1998 season, and some idea of the results may be gained from looking at the relevant section of the Report on the Season.

Below is the mummy of Wedjahor, one of the people to be buried in the tomb at the end of the Third Intermediate Period. In his case, we think we can date the burial precisely to 705 BC, due to fragments of inscribed linen found on and close to the mummy shown below.

The mummy of Wedjahor

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