Balsemingsmateriaal TT315 herontdekt

Moderator: yuti

Balsemingsmateriaal TT315 herontdekt

Berichtdoor Philip Arrhidaeus » Zo Mei 21, 2017 8:14 pm

21/05/17
Embalming materials for Middle Kingdom vizier Ipi rediscovered on Luxor's west bank

http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/269208.aspx
Within the framework of the Middle Kingdom Theban Project, an international mission under the auspices of the University of Alcalá (UAH, Spain) has uncovered over 50 clay jars filled with embalming materials for the mummification of the ancient Egyptian vizier Ipi during the cleaning of the courtyard under his tomb number (TT 315).
Mahmoud Afifi, head of the antiquities ministry’s Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Department, said that the jars were first discovered in 1921 and 1922 by American Egyptologist Herbert Winlock inside an auxiliary chamber in the northeast corner of the upper courtyard of Ipi’s tomb, where they were left as is.
Time has taken its toll on the courtyard, which had been buried in sand before being uncovered by the Spanish mission.
The jars hold equipment such as bandages, oils and salts, which were used by embalmers in mummification, as well as jars, bowls, scrapers, and a mummification board decorated with ankh-signs. [...]
Morales added that the deposit of the mummification materials used for Ipi included jars with potmarks and other types of inscriptions, various shrouds and four-metre-long linen sheets, shawls, and rolls of wide bandages.
There were also other types of cloth, rags, and pieces of slender wrappings designed to cover fingers, toes, and other parts of the vizier’s corpse.
Team specialist Salima Ikram has identified what seems to be the mummified heart of Ipi, an uncommon practice that no doubt deserves more investigation.
Morales said that the deposit also contained around 300 sacks of natron salt, oils, sand, and other substances, as well as jar stoppers and a scraper.
Among the most outstanding pieces of the collection are the Nile clay and marl jars, some with potmarks and hieratic writing, various large bandages six metres in length, as well as a shroud used for covering the body of the vizier Ipi; a fringed shawl 10 metres in length.
There are also natron bags that were deposited in the inner parts of the vizier’s body, twisted bandages used as mummy packing, and small pieces of bandages for the upper and lower extremities.
Gebruikers-avatar
Philip Arrhidaeus
Site Admin
 
Berichten: 6386
Geregistreerd: Do Mrt 23, 2006 3:16 pm
Woonplaats: Vlaanderen

Terug naar Algemeen nieuws, nieuwe technieken, ...

Wie is er online?

Gebruikers in dit forum: Geen geregistreerde gebruikers en 1 gast

cron