Dating egyptian man


The bodies were found in foetal positions lying on their left sides.

From 1901 the first body excavated has remained on display in the British Museum.

All bodies were in similar flexed positions lying on their left sides with knees raised up towards their chin.

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He began excavations and a total of six mummified bodies were removed from shallow sand graves at Baḥr Bila Mâ (Waterless River) located at the eastern slopes of the north-most hill at Gebelein.

In the predynastic period bodies were usually buried naked and sometimes loosely wrapped.

The left index finger and several of the last toe bones are missing.

This body of an adolescent has a detached skull that may not belong to the body.

From the time these bodies were buried up until the Middle Kingdom period, the dead were laid on their sides.