Wednesday, 30 April 2014

A mummy family reunion

From my latest article for The Art Newspaper.

A cache of at least 50 royal mummies has been discovered in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor by a joint Swiss-Egyptian team. Inscriptions written on storage jars revealed the names of around 30 of the tomb’s occupants, including eight previously unknown princesses and four princes, all related to the pharaohs Tuthmosis IV and Amenhotep III, who ruled in the 14th century BC. The human remains, which were found spread across four of the tomb’s five chambers, included infants and newborns.

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