Egyptian archaeologists set off a surprise over the “pregnant mummy.”
It was initially believed that the mummy was a man.
It was initially believed that the mummy was a man.
The mummy was subjected to several combinations of tomography and x-rays
Research has revealed that the mummy in the bandages is of a pregnant woman
Egyptian archaeologists set off a surprise about the discovery announced by a Polish archaeologist team of the first known case of a mummified pregnant Egyptian mummy.
Research has revealed that the mummy in the bandages is of a pregnant woman
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The former Egyptian Minister of Antiquities and Egyptologist, Dr Zahi Hawass, said in exclusive statements to “Sky News Arabia” that the detection is normal. It is not the first case of a pregnant Egyptian mummy.
Hawass revealed that the first and oldest case of a “pregnant mummy” was a skeleton of a “dwarf” in the tombs of workers builders of the pyramids, dating back to 4,600 years, explaining that this discovery was in 2010.
He added: “We discovered this mummy in the workers’ graves, and at that time, it was the first case of its kind, and therefore the discovery announced by Polish scientists is not new to us.”
This is what the former director of the Center for Research and Conservation of Antiquities and Professor of Anthropology, Dr Samia Al-Mirghani, went to and confirmed in statements to “Sky News Arabia” that the discovery of a pregnant mummy in the cemeteries of the pyramids.
Al-Mirghani said, “The cause of the death of this mummy is due to the narrowing of the pelvis during childbirth, which caused her death and her fetus, and it was mummified inside it.”
She emphasized that what contributed to the emergence of this discovery is the conduct of a CT scan of the mummy, noting that in Egypt, a CT scan was not performed for all mummies to discover mummified presence mummies while they were pregnant.
And she continued: “We saw this more than once when we were working in ancient cemeteries, and we actually find small bones inside the pelvis of a child, or the presence of a buried mother and the child inside it, and this is a frequent occurrence in Egyptian civilization.”
In the Polish disclosure, the fetus was seen inside the mummy in a fully embalmed position via a CT scan.
A team of Polish archaeologists had uncovered the first known case of a mummified pregnant Egyptian mummy.
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The project, started in 2015, is using technology to inspect artefacts housed in the National Museum in Warsaw. It was previously believed that the mummy belonged to a male priest, but tests revealed that it was a woman in the final stages of pregnancy.
Experts from the project believe that the remains are most likely a woman of high social standing, between 20 and 30 years old, who died during the first century BC.
Four bundles, believed to be wrapped and mummified organs, were found inside the mummy’s abdominal cavity, but scientists say the embryo was not removed from the womb.
The former director of the Center for Research and Conservation of Antiquities said, “The presence of these sheaves is natural because this mummy was dated to the Ptolemaic period, i.e. the first century BC, and at this time, beginning in the 21st Dynasty, the Egyptians began to mummify the viscera and put it back inside the body instead of Put them inside the canopic jars. “
And she stressed that if the use of “X-ray” or CT scan is expanded, we will discover many mummies in this way.
In a related context, a source at the Ministry of Antiquities told “Sky News Arabia” that the full details of this mummy are being studied to clarify the method of its exit from Egypt, whether legally or through smuggling.
The source suggested that this mummy came out of Egypt legally due to the Polish team conducting scientific research.
He explained that Egyptian antiquities were produced by several legitimate means, including buying and selling, or gifting, or through archaeological missions.