The mummy was found in a tomb on the west bank of the Nile river, 700 kilometres south of Cairo. The find is dated approximately between 1075 BC and 664 BC, Joinfo.com reports with reference to The National.
The archaeological team’s head, Myriam Seco Alvarez, said the mummy was decorated with “many colourful decorations recalling religious symbols from ancient Egypt, such as the goddesses Isis and Nephtys displaying their wings, and the four sons of Horus”. The mummy had been bound with linen stuck together with plaster.
It was in a brightly coloured wooden sarcophagus buried near a temple from the era of fourth-millennium warrior king Thutmose III.
The tomb was likely to have belonged to a nobleman, Amenrenef, who was “a servant of the royal household”, the ministry said.
Image: HO/Egyptian Antiquities Ministry.