Mummy of a Child

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 10 April 2016

The mummy is wrapped in a shroud on which is depicted a boy wearing a tunic, mantle and slippers, and holding a spring of myrtle. A wreath of rosebuds is worn on the head. The child was around the age of 7 to 10 years at the time of death. From Egypt. Roman Period, 230-250 CE. (The British Museum, London)


About the Author

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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