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Egyptian mummies found to have oldest figurative tattoos

Post by Dragon on Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:11 am


Credit: British Museum

A team of researchers from across Europe has found tattoos on two mummies at the British Museum, making them the oldest known examples of figurative tattoos. In their paper published in Journal of Archaeological Science, the group describes their study of dark splotches on preserved mummy skin.

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Post by Dragon on Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:14 am



Gebelein Man A and Gebelein Woman are two of six mummies unearthed in 1896 by British Museum Egyptologist Wallis Budge from their shallow sandy graves near modern-day Naga el-Gherira in southern Egypt.

Covered in warm desert sand at the time of their burial, the six natural mummies were very well-preserved and the first complete predynastic bodies ever found.

 
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