Egyptian mummy conservation – 27 April, 2016

AusHeritage Chairman Vinod Daniel, has taken on the conservation of an Egyptian mummy located in Hyderabad, India. The mummy, known as ‘Nasihu’, dates to 2,500BC. A thorough medical examination has found the mummy to be in good condition and a scan revealed it to be a woman of about 25 years and not 16 to 18 years as was originally believed, with a height of 136 cm.

It had previously thought the mummy, among six in the country, was decaying and needed urgent chemical and other treatment.

AusHeritage Chairman Vinod Daniel addressing the media along with Secretary to government Youth advancement Tourism and culture department B Vekatesham and Director of State Achaeology Vishalaxmi

“The mummy underwent a thorough medical examination and chemical treatment. Doctors certified its condition as good. It has been brought back to the museum for visitors,” said tourism secretary Mr B. Venkatesam.

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