Hospital scans reveal tattoo on Egyptian mummy

Published on April 3rd, 2014 | by Admin

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New analysis carried out on a 1,300-year-old Egyptian mummy has revealed a clear picture of a tattoo on the woman’s inner thigh.

he tattoo represents the symbol of the Archangel Michael, who features in both the Old and New Testaments. The symbol has previously been found in ancient churches and on stone tablets, but never before in the form of a tattoo.

“You can see her tattoo really clearly using infra red reflectography,” said Dr Antoine, “The tattoo on her right inner thigh represents a monogram that spells Michael in ancient Greek.

“She is the first evidence of a tattoo from this period. This is a very rare find.”

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Story: Robert Mendick, The Telegraph | Photo: Trustees of the British Museum

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