Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Paul has posted up some pictures of a rarely seen mummy (screen grabs from Chasing Mummies) from the Valley of the Kings - the one that Hawass is hoping to show is Tuthmosis I.  Great pictures.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe a stupid question, but are they all shots of the same mummy or are pictures 2 and 3 different?
Under which circumstances was the mummy found outside the tomb of Seti?

rymerster said...

They are all shots of the same mummy, and sorry I don't know the circumstances of the find. The mummy was referenced during Hawass' 2008 talk in London at the Indigo2, where a slide was shown of the face, as per the National Geographic photo. Since then the mummy seems to have undergone some restoration because it's clearly the same face but doesn't look as "stony" as in the earlier photo.

The mummy has its arms crossed as per most male mummies of kings.

If anyone has any more information on this mummy I'd love to know.

tim said...

The arms of the mummy in question are not crossed but resting at its side with its hands lying on the front of the mummies pelvic region. The mummy was originally discovered just out front of the tomb of Seti II by Howard Carter who had it displayed in the tomb. An excellent picture of the naked mummie can be found on page 154 of Christine Hobson's, The world of the pharaohs, Thames and Hudson, 1987. ISBN 0-500-27560-2.

SAQQARA1 said...

If it helps I have seen this mummy several times back in '73 and '86 in the tomb of Seti II. It was wedged between the handrail and the wall on the right (going down) and was difficult to see clearly being partialy obscured by the rail. The tomb guardian pointed it out but generally it was ignored. Only one of my old guide books makes any mention of it describing it as an "unknown mummy". The last time I was there it had been removed and I wondered what had happened to it...now I know - Dr Hawass has "discovered it".

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