An ancient Egyptian mummy found in her body with dozens of interesting tattoos and more than 3,000 years old.
Tattoos such as the lotus flower, cow and sacred eye on the body of the 3000-year-old female mummy can give information about the religious status or ritual behavior of the woman.
New Archaeological Discoveries
The incredibly well-preserved tattoos on the body of the 3000-year-old woman mummy are the first pictures ever found in an ancient Egyptian mummy. Tattoos that were previously seen in ancient Egyptian mummies consisted of patterns.
The mummy on the west coast of the Nile is known as BC. 1550 to BC. It was found in Deir el-Medina, a village dating from 1080. This village was home to the artists and workers of the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings.
While studying the human remains of Deir el-Medina, the Bioarkeologist Anne Austin of Stanford University came across unusual tattoos on a mummy’s neck.
Austin first thought that the pictures on the neck of the mummy were drawn before she died. Because placing the charms on his neck before burying a dead man in ancient Egypt was a widely practiced procedure. So Austin thought that this mummy could have his neck drawn before she was buried. But later research showed that the images on the mummy’s neck were a tattoo.
. When we started studying the traces in the arms, we found that these traces were pulled and distorted. That’s why we think these pictures were made before the mummification, Bu he says.
Later, Austin categorized dozens of tattoos that were found with the archaeologist Cedric Gobeil on the ancient Egyptian mummy. But only a few were identifiable and had religious significance.
Tanrı Most of the tattoos, like special pendants, were associated with the Goddess Hathor. Tattoos like the snakes on the arms are also associated with other goddesses in ancient Egyptian mythology. Mumy’s neck, back and shoulders were depicted with sacred eyes. This is about protection. Bu
The depictions of the sacred eye on his neck may also describe Nefertiti symbols. So signs of beauty and goodness.
Austin says that the symbols made on a 3000-year-old woman’s neck (on her throat) could mean that she would have called a ritual power when she was talking or singing.
The figurative tattoos identified were the first images ever found in ancient Egyptian mummies. Therefore, it is expected to give new information about the symbolic meanings of tattoos in Ancient Egypt.
Üyor Interestingly, the tattoos that have been found so far are mostly women, ı says Austin.