Egypt hatshepsut mummy







The identification of the Hatshepsut mummy was possible after some scientific tests were made by a Egyptian team on four women mummies dating from the New Empire, according to a document written by the SCEA (the Supreme Counsel of Egypt’s Antiques). A tooth discovered in a funerary bowl and having Hatshepsut’s name on it corresponds to a tooth that was missing from the maxillary of the identified mummy. In 1903, an archeologist discovered two mummies in the KV60 tomb. One of the mummies belonged to the nanny of Hatshepsut and the other one, unknown, belonging to a fat woman of about 50 years old, proved to be one of the famous Egyptian queens. The daughter Thutmose I, Hatshepsut reigned 21 years, between 1479 and 1458 BC under the 18th dynasty. She is the one who ordered the building of the extraordinary temple of Deir al Baheiri, on the Nile West bank, the theatre of a bloody terrorist attack in 1997. The only pharaoh woman of Egypt had a peaceful and prosper reign. After her death, her husband Thutmose III order to have her name erased from the era’s documents, the statues representing her were broken and the monuments built by Hatshepsut were destroyed. Disappeared for 3000 years, she took her deserved place in the hierarchal scale due to the Egyptologists. The discovery of the Hatshepsut mummy represents the most important ancient Egypt’s finding since the one of Tuthankamun tomb in 1922. The specialists hope this discovery will help them to find the reason of the Hatshepsut’s death. The discovery is a great achievement for the Egyptologists and for the history of Egypt in general, especially if we think that the Hatshepsut mummy thought to be lost because of the destruction caused by Thutmose III.



Egypt Hatshepsut Mummy




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