The embalmed corpse or mummy of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh has been unearthed for the first time in thousands of years in a modern digital way.
The embalmed body of Aman-e-Ahtab I, whose reign lasted from 1525 to 1504 BC, was discovered 140 years ago at Deir al-Bahri. But archaeologists avoided opening it to protect his face mask and bandages. Now, computed topography (CT) scans have revealed new information about this pharaoh and his burial.
Dr Sahar Saleem, a professor of radiology in medicine at Cairo University, told the BBC: “We have seen the face of a king who has been in hiding for over 3,000 years.” Is the lead author of published research.He says that he was surprised to see that the facial features of Aman-e-Ahtab-e-Awal were similar to those of his father Ahmos I, who was the first Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty of ancient Egypt. The hair and teeth were protruding somewhat.
Researchers also found that the first man was five feet six inches tall and had died at the age of about 35. Dr Saleem said the scan showed he was in good health at the time of his death and had no signs of injury or disability due to any illness. It is estimated that he died of a virus or an infection.
Researchers have also found out how his body was embalmed at the funeral of the first peace activist. He was the first Pharaoh whose arms were wrapped around his chest and his brain was not unusually removed. It was also speculated that his embalmed body was “lovingly repaired” by religious leaders of the 21st dynasty. This dynasty ruled for nearly four centuries after his death.
The scan revealed that there were “post-mortem” wounds on the embalmed corpse, which may have been given by people who had looted valuables from the graves. He also showed that the religious leaders attached the severed head and neck to the body with a bandage, covered a defect in the abdomen with a bandage and placed two amulets at the bottom, and wrapped the protruding left arm around the body.
Dr. Saleem says that the first peace activist wore 30 amulets, a ‘special’ gold belt and a gold garland, disproving the notion that religious leaders had taken off their ornaments for later pharaohs. ۔ The first mummy was buried by religious leaders in the royal tomb of Deir al-Bahri. Near the Egyptian city of Luxor, it is a site for tombs and places of worship. He thought that the embalmed bodies would be safe here.