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They discover the “golden child”, a teenage mummy full of treasure

Mother Of Gold
The mummy remained in the museum for over 100 years. , Photo: Frontiers.

archaeologist they discovered mummy of a teenager Edfu, in the area of ​​Egypt they called “Golden Boy” hey “Golden Child” because it contains artifacts auro and precious stones, as reported in an article published in the specialized journal marginal.

According to experts, the Mother In 1916 a late Ptolemaic (c. 332–30 BC) burial was found in the ground and subsequently stored without examination. Cairo Egyptian MuseumRecently, Sahar Salim, an Egyptian radiologist, conducted a series of 3D scanning and printing studies using computed tomography (CT) to document the interior of the body. “Golden Child” and thus promote its public exhibition.

studies have shown that it is Mother from an adolescent male between 14 and 15 years of age, without evidence of malnutrition or disease, because of the characteristics of his teeth; which was coated through a process mummification of high quality which included the exsanguination of the brain and viscera. As for the heart, it was reported that it remained in the chest as a spiritual symbol. The body was filled with resin in the empty cranial and torso cavities, and bundles of linen were placed inside the torso.

Image of an exhumed torso of a mummy. , Photo: Frontiers.

Salim indicated that thanks to computed tomography it was possible to identify 49 amulets inside Mother and between the wrappers, arranged in three columns. which has 21 different shapes, including an eye of Horus, a scarab, an agate, Pilar dyed, isis knot, placenta, a double tufted feather and a right angle.

Studies indicate that 61% of amulets were probably made of metal. auroAnd other amulets were made of earthenware, stones, or baked clay.

Digital image of mummy amulet. , Photo: Frontiers.

moreover Mummy of the “Golden Child” He wore a golden tongue amulet inside his mouth to ensure that the deceased could speak in the afterlife, as well as a two-fingered amulet next to the penis to protect the incision.

With the help of 3D printing, this allowed tactile and visual study of the heart beetle found inside the thoracic cavity.

According to the expert, the amulets were kept to protect and give vitality to the body for life, so they were carefully placed inside Mother To obtain the desired magical effect related to the resurrection of the body.

The outer sarcophagus is shaped like a barrel arch and has Greek letters engraved in black, the outer ornamentation of the “Golden Mummy” includes a golden head mask, pectoral cartage and a pair of sandals. The lines of the eyes and eyebrows are inlaid with stones, and the iris is made of black obsidian.

Front view photo of mummy. , Photo: Frontiers.

Thanks to the performance of digital studies such as computed tomography, it was possible to “develop” a non-invasive digital Mummy “Golden Child”.

Digital visualization of digital development. , Photo: Frontiers.
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