World’s first pregnant mummy discovered: mummy thought to be a man

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A mummy that was first brought to Warsaw in 1826 and studied today was the first in history. The mummy belonged to a pregnant woman. However, on the coffin in which the mummy was located since 1826, there was the description of “male priest”.

The mummification method used especially in Ancient Egypt prevented the decay of the body and ensured the preservation of the body thousands of years ago until today. Today, for the first time in history, a pregnant woman’s mummy has been discovered. Archaeologists who x-rayed a female mummy found that she was a few months pregnant at the time of her death, about 2,000 years ago.

The mummy studied as part of the Warsaw Mummy Project belonged to a woman between the ages of 20 and 30. Examinations of the fetus carried by the woman in her womb indicated that the woman was 26 to 28 weeks pregnant. 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 a man:

The way of embalming was also important in the examinations. The woman was wrapped tightly in beautiful fabrics and was carrying the talisman with her. This showed that the woman could still be a member of a distinguished family, although her identity had not yet been confirmed. The story of the mummy until today actually pointed out that this discovery could be made before, but not.

The mummy in question was brought to Warsaw in 1826. The description of ‘ male priest’ was written on the coffin in which the mummy was. This statement was never questioned by any researchers or scientists, and until the coffin was opened, the mummy inside was thought to belong to a male nun. 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, instead she had breasts and long hair, and then we found out she was a pregnant woman. When we saw the fetus’s little foot and hand, we were truly shocked.

In addition to this news, 110 Egyptian mummies were found in an area called ‘Koum el-Khulgan’ in the Nile Delta recently. It has been announced that 73 of these mummies are 5,500 – 5,000 years old, while the remaining 37 mummies are 3,660 to 3,560 years old. Many of the old mummies were in oval-shaped coffins, while the new mummies were in rectangular coffins.