Egypt's Astounding Mummies — NOVA | PBS
The Egyptologist who unwrapped "Lady Rai" called her "the most perfect example of embalming that has come down to us from the ... early 18th Dynasty, or perhaps even of any period." Her beautifully braided hair was protected in its own bandages. Don't believe the hype! Ancient Egypt was just as black as the rest of Africa!!! After all Egypt is not an island on to itself as some would have you think. It really is part of the mother-land. What more proof do you need?
Instagram photo by Egypt . museum • Dec 12, 2016 at 6:48pm UTC
An Egyptian Wood Mummy Mask, 21st/26th Dynasty, circa 1075-600 B.C. | From an inner anthropoid coffin, carved in a fine-grained hardwood, the oval face with finely outlined lips rounded at the corners, long almond-shaped inlaid eyes with tapering cosmetic lines, and finely arched tapering eyebrows merging smoothly with the contour of the bridge of the nose, the central part of the wig and tenon for attachment above.
A stunning Egyptian wood mummy mask dated 1550-1295 B.C which was once in the collection of the renowned Victorian traveller, Jane, Lady Franklin sold for £116,500 at Bonhams Antiquities Sale in London earlier this month. It had been estimated at £100,000-150,000. In total, the sale made £1,101,825.
Mummy case, c. 800 BCE (Dynasty 22). The name "Ankh-Tesh" is written at the bottom of the column of hieroglyphs. Ankh-Tesh is shown with the gold skin of the deified dead. Water lilies, symbolizing the daily rebirth of the sun, crown her heavy wig. A collar of flowers covers her shoulders, and a black metal scarab hangs from a ribbon. Her crossed hands grip protective amulets. The painted scenes represent gods and events as Ankh-Tesh enters the next life.