The mummification method used especially in Ancient Egypt prevented the decay of the body and ensured the preservation of the bodies thousands of years ago until today. Today, for the first time in history mummy of a pregnant woman discovered. Archaeologists who x-rayed a female mummy found that she was a few months pregnant at the time of her death, roughly 2,000 years ago.
Mummy examined within the scope of Warsaw Mummy Project, To a woman of 20-30 years old. Examinations of the fetus carried in the womb of the woman, She is 26 to 28 weeks pregnant. was pointing. Archaeologists announced that the body of the woman and the baby has been well preserved to this day. Why the woman died could not be determined.
The mummy was thought to be male:
The way of embalming was also important in the examinations. Woman, tightly wrapped in beautiful fabrics and carried a talisman with him. This meant that the woman could still be a member of an elite family in Thebes, although her identity had not yet been confirmed. The story of the mummy until today pointed out that this discovery could be made before, but not.
The mummy in question was brought to Warsaw in 1826. On the coffin in which the mummy was. ‘ male priest ‘ description was written. This statement is not by any researcher or scientist. not questioned and the mummy inside was thought to belong to a male nun until the coffin was opened. The shock experienced when the coffin was opened was described by archaeologist Marzena Ozarek-Szilke as follows:
“Our first shock was that she didn’t have a penis, but instead she had breasts and long hair, and then we found out she was a pregnant woman. We were truly shocked when we saw the fetus’s little foot and hand. “
In addition to this news, recently in an area called “Koum el-Khulgan” in the Nile Delta. 110 Egyptians mummy was found. It has been announced that 73 of these mummies are 5.500 – 5.000 years old, and the remaining 37 mummies are 3. 660 – 3.560 years old. Many of the old mummies were in the oval-shaped tabudollar, while the new mummies were in the rectangular tabudola.