Mummies in Indiana (2)
Indianapolis Children's Museum
The mummy of Wenuhotep had been on "permanent loan" from the Art Institute of Chicago since 1959. It was returned in 2007 and then studied at the Oriental Institute: Wenuhotep: Mystery Mummy
Link: Chicago Tribune High-tech Vision Brings Mummy "Winnie" To Life (Nov 10, 1988)
Wayne County Historical Museum
1150 North A Street - Richmond Indiana
One Mummy, male
period: 22nd Dyansty?
location: coffin of Theban type, made
originally for a woman
"The mummy was purchased in 1929 for the Wayne County Historical Museum by museum founder Julia Meek Gaar (1859-1944) in Cairo, Egypt. She was told the mummy had been exhibited in a curio store there for 40 years before the owner sold it to her. At the time, Egyptian officials tried to halt its export. It took months, including an appeal by President Herbert Hoover, to secure its release. It arrived in Richmond in January 1930. Gaar purchased the mummy's mask separately."
801 National Road West · Richmond, Indiana 47374-4095
Campus Switchboard 765-983-1200
Joseph Moore Museum
One Mummy, female
"A past Earlham president (J.J. Mills) brought the Mummy Ta-an to Earlham from Egypt in 1889. For many years thought to be the mummy of an ancient Egyptian King, we now know her to be a young woman named Ta'an."