Mummies in Pennsylvania (22)
New Wilmington (1)
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1 Mummy in the Foster Art Gallery
Pesed was donated to the college in 1885 by Rev. John Giffen, who was a missionary in Egypt.
"She is believed to be the mummy of Lady Pesed Ma Rheres, young and single daughter of Heshor, priest of Khem, and his wife the Lady Urt."
The Pesed Reports
Media Advisory & Westminster Mummy to Reveal Her Secrets
The Academy of Natural Sciences (2)
Two mummies. A priest and another called Annie.
Correspondence worth investigating:
Townsend, John Kirk letter to S.G. Morton 1846
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (13)
9 mummies including PUM II and Hapi-Men.
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History (5)
Information on the following mummies from Reflections of Greatness
Mummy of a man and brightly colored plaster coffin
Early to mid Roman Period (ca. A.D. 1-200)
Length 169 cm; width 47 cm; height 36.5 cm
The coffin exhibits a gold and bright pink color scheme which was popular for Greek settlers in Egypt during the early Roman period. The mummy was wound with strips of linen in a geometric pattern and which were then painted. X-rays show that that man was between the ages of 35-55. His arms were crossed over his chest. A demotic inscription states that he was the son of Horpaheter and the grandson of Pasherkhensu and died "day 12 of the 4th month of summer in the year 33." This limits his death to either the time of Augustus or Commodus.
Mummy of a Child
Human remains, linen, painted cartonnage
Length 74.5 cm; width 21.7 cm; depth 19.3 cm
Seven adult bodies, and five children's bodies were found in the intact vaulted Abydos tomb that T.E. Peet excavated in 1911-1912. This child's mummy is from the Abydos cache. He is wrapped in loose woven linen, and covered with cartonnage mask, breastplate, leg and foot covering. An x-ray shows that most of the bones are intact, though the 8-9 year old child (based on wrist development) seems to have suffered from megacephaly. The child's gender could not be established from the x-ray.
Photo link of mummies from Virtual Tourist: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/16285c/
Reflections of Greatness: Ancient Egypt at The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Diana Craig Patch (1990)
Reading Public Museum
Mummy of Nefrina
Link: after 88 years she is reunited with her mask
Link: The Public Museum's Ancient Civilizations exhibit