2,300-Year-Old 'Golden Boy' Mummy Digitally Unwrapped After a Century
Egyptian researchers find golden amulets inside 2,300-year-old mummy through "digital unwrapping"
CAIRO, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian researchers have discovered a total of 49 amulets on and inside the body of a 2,300-year-old mummy, some of which were made of gold, said the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities on Tuesday. Read full story
Scientists digitally unwrap a 2,300-year-old 'golden boy' mummy
The mummy was found in 1916 at a cemetery used between approximately 332 and 30 BCE in Nag el-Hassay, southern Egypt (Picture: PA) Scientists have ‘digitally unwrapped’ the mummified body of a wealthy ancient Egyptian ‘golden boy’ from 2,300 years ago. The boy, who is believed to have been 14 or 15 when he died, was about 4 feet and 2 inches tall, having died of natural causes. On his body, they found 49 amulets of 21 different types, suggesting…
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