US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — A century ago, a man, William Bailey, bought from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, a sarcophagus belonging to the Princess Ta-Ker-Cheb. Then he moved the purchase to Scotland.
The Scottish Museum received the sarcophagus back in 1936, but only after almost a century, experts decided to open it. Research began seven years ago and continues to this day. Specialists made computed tomography and radiographs.
After the discovery of the artifact, archaeologists noticed from the inside on the lid the face of Amentet – the goddess, also known as “Lady of the West.”
Princess Ta-Ker-Cheb was a priestess at Thebes three millennia ago. Tomb raiders carried everything out of her burial place, and also damaged the mummy when they searched for jewelry and valuable objects.
Today, experts are engaged in preserving the sarcophagus, so that already in 2022 they supplement the exposition of the museum.
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