SYDNEY – Archaeologists from the University of Sydney have the remains of a mummy discovered in a 2500-year-old coffin, which was always thought that this was empty. That report Australian media.
The sarcophagus from ancient Egypt had been more than 150 years untouched in the museum of the Australian city. When the scientists last year, the coffin opened, they saw to their astonishment the remains of human feet and bones.
According to the researchers, were the remains previously been damaged, probably by grave robbers. Hieroglyphs on the coffin show that the casket is made for a priestess called Mer-Neith-it-es, but sarcophagi contain not always the remains of who they were meant to be.
The sarcophagus of Mer-Neith-it-es, together with three other boxes of the Nicholson Museum, exhibited in a new museum on campus.