Mummy of Cleopatra Daughter of Candace

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 10 April 2016
Mummy of Cleopatra Daughter of Candace

The outer shroud was painted with a full face figure of the dead girl, flanked by gods and goddesses. A painted pectoral of cartonnage represents the Ba of Cleopatra as a human-headed bird. She was the daughter of Candace (a member of the family of Cornelius Pollius, Archon of Thebes in the time of the Emperor Trajan). At the time of her death, she was 17 years old. From Thebes, Egypt. Roman Period, early 2nd century CE. (The British Museum, London)


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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, April 10). Mummy of Cleopatra Daughter of Candace. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/4814/

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