If you are interested in the history of Ancient Egypt, instead of wasting time on tours of the pyramids, you’d better visit the Irish Museum of Ulster. That is where today houses one of the most mysterious mummy ever found by archaeologists. She is known as Tikabali mummy is the embalmed body of a woman who died around 2,600 years ago. It is known that she was from a wealthy and respected family, and had several abnormalities in the body structure. Only now, they hardly ruined her appearance — on the contrary, it is believed that the woman was famous for extraordinary beauty. Until now, scientists could not determine the cause of her death, but recently the answer to this question was finally found.
For data scientists in the English city of Manchester, the mummified body of an Egyptian woman came to the Museum of Ulster in the nineteenth century. Historical documents state that the Irishman Thomas Greg bought it from archaeologists in 1834 and was brought to Belfast, where historic Museum. According to officer Greer Ramsey, in recent years, the mummy was x-ray examination, computer tomography and the study of hair, in which scientists were able to reveal many details about the personality of the women. In addition, they were able to find out the cause of her death.
The most mysterious mummy
The researchers found that during the life of the woman was about five feet. While her body found the extra vertebra, which is very rare, occurring only 2% of the population of our planet. But it is not only found in women the deviation, because its mouth was found 33 of the tooth. This feature of the body is even rarer, namely 0.02 per cent of all living people. During the embalming red hair women were neatly stacked, so the researchers came to the conclusion that they are possessed of exceptional beauty.
Generally, the embalming of the girls was clearly carried out very carefully and with great respect. According to the researchers, the process of mummification was clearly used pleasant-smelling impurities, resins and bandages of linen.
Analysis of DNA showed that Tackabury had more affinity with Europeans than with the Egyptians. It is believed that her father was a priest in the temple of Amon-RA, but the information about her mother, the researchers could not find. But do they have any idea that she was married and owned a large house. Perhaps the origin of the unusual, the extraordinary beauty and wealth and became the main cause of death in women. The fact that in the course of its study of mummies, scientists have found compelling evidence that she was murdered.
On the back of the embalmed women, scientists have found clear traces of knife wounds. According to their calculations, the blow was struck to the back of the left shoulder, when the woman was 20 to 30 years. According to one of the study’s authors Robert Loins, the girl’s death happened very quickly. Probably, close people tried to save her, because at the point of injury were found the remains of material that was used to close the wound.