This blog follows the research and conservation work we are doing on our 25th Dynasty Egyptian mummy, Tahemaa, who at 2700 years old is in serious need of make-over! Our conservationist has been meticulously cleaning the mummy case, revealing brilliant pigments, hidden symbols and decorations, after which the mummy herself will be examined to ensure her bandages are free of pests and fungi. The final stage will involve commissioning a climate controlled case for Tahemaa and upgrading the displays in the Egyptology Room.
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For a feature on the Tahemaa Transformed project, please visit here
The BBC South Today feature on Tahemaa can be found here
Written by Bryan Popple & Kathleen White, January 2020 Research has been ongoing into how Tahemaa came to the UK...Read More