The Mummy of Masaharta
I would like to thank Jan Bennell of the Birkbeck College,
University of London, who recently sent me
these excellent close-up images of the mummy of Masaharta. Ms Bennell is a student of Egyptology
doing research on the collection of the Mummification Museum in Luxor for her final dissertation, and
received permission from the authorities there to photograph the mummy.
This photo clearly shows the reddish coloration of the mummy's face as well as the black make up applied
to Masaharta's eye brows and eye lids. (Photo credit: Jan Bennell, with the permission of the Mummification
Masaharta's mummy in his colorfully painted coffin. (Photo credit: Jan Bennell, with the permission of the
Mummification Museum, Luxor.)
The photograph below (taken by an unnamed Al Ahram
photographer) shows the Osiris
shroud that covers Masaharta's mummy.
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