Mummy Foetus

Here’s a strange tale from the latest Current Archaeology

A miniature coffin housed by the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, has been found to contain the youngest example of a human foetus embalmed and buried in ancient Egyptian culture. The cedar coffin, thought to date from c664 – 525 BC, was excavated in Giza in 1907 and is contents, a package of bandages covered in black resin, were long interpreted as internal organs removed during the embalming process. Now X-Ray and micro CT imaging have revealed what is thought to be the only academically verified encamp of a mummified foetus at 16-18 weeks of gestation.

Who was it? Why did they do it?????

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