Monday, March 03, 2008

Bolton Museum mummy found to be royalty

The Bolton News (Jane Lavender)

A member of royalty has been in Bolton for the last 78 years - in the shape of an Egyptian mummy which is more than 3,000 years old.

Experts carried out a series of examinations - including CT scans at the Royal Bolton Hospital - on two mummies from Bolton Museum.

And the results for one of the relics were unexpected.

For they revealed that the Eygptian mummy, originallly thought to be an Egyptian temple dancer, was in fact a member of the Egyptian royal family from the 19th dynasty, related to Ramesses the Second.

See the above page for the full story.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if it's as royal as the statue they thought was an "Amarna Princess"? I guess if they somehow prove it is then they will have to return the mummy to Egypt??