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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mummy of Greek-Egyptian ruling class

Members of the elite were often buried under small chapels, found in almost all parts of Egypt. Multiple burials are common for all social levels. Mummification was very common, maybe even for not very wealthy people. Tomb stones with a Greek inscription or depictions in a mixed Greek-Egyptian style are common.
Some object types found in Roman tombs. Note that some of these types were never found together,
UC 19618 Plaster mummy masks in Greek/Roman style are common in elite burials. Especially expensive examples were gilded.

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