Mummies in Alabama (2)
The Anniston Museum of Natural History (2)
800 Museum Drive
Anniston, Alabama 36207
1. Tasherytpamenekh (female)
2. Name unknown
These two Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BCE) mummies rest in a state of the art environment controlled display case. They are both intact, and fully wrapped, still covered with a complete set of cartonnage coverings.
They were purchased at the Philadelphia Sesquicentennial in 1926 by H. Severn Regar, donated to the city of Anniston in 1929, and first exhibited in 1930 in a two-story addition at the rear of the Carnegie Library.
In 1978 and 1980 the two mummies were x-rayed at an Anniston hospital and sent to New York to be professionally conserved.
On August 18, 2010 Tasherytpamenekh was transported in a hearse with a police escort to the RMC Tyler Center where she was placed in a Philips Brilliance CT 64 DSCT scanner for a full body scan.
Radiologist Dr. Robert Garner who interpreted Tasherytpamenekh's CT scan said that she had strong bones, good teeth and was probably in her 20s. Her joints showed no stress associated with hard labor.
Her lungs, stomach, liver, and brain are absent, and would have been separately mummified then placed in canopic vessels.
The results of the CT scan are view-able at the Museum in a series of 3D motion images showing her bones, tissues, and linen wrappings.
H. Severn Regar's donation of mummies and subsequent displays.
The Anniston Museum's Egyptian collection.
Tasherytpamenekh's CT Scan Press Release
A video of Tasherytpamenekh's CT scan.