Saturday, 3 August 2013

'Egyptian Mummy' Discovered in attic in Germany

Image via The Telegraph

I just had to post this as it made me smile....what do you all think?


"A German boy has discovered what appeared to by a bandaged Egyptian mummy in an old wooden chest in his grandmother's attic.

Experts were investigating whether the "mummy", which was inside a sarcophagus complete with death mask, canopic jar – used by ancient Egyptians to store removed organs – and other artefacts was a genuine, ancient Egyptian relic, a replica or something entirely different.

The ten-year-old, Alexander, made the mystery discovery while searching around his grandmother's flat in Diepholz, northern Germany.

Alexander's father, Lutz Wolfgang Kettler, a dentist, recalled that his own father had acquired a chest while travelling in north Africa in the 1950s and had it shipped back to Germany. The senior Mr Kettler had apparently never spoken about the chest or its contents."

Here is a link to the article in the Telegraph - 'Egyptian Mummy' discovered in German boy's attic


Thanks to Syd Howells of the Egypt Centre for telling me about this!!!!

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