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Tango0125 Sep 2022 9:39 p.m. PST

"The owner of the largest-ever cachette of Egyptian embalming materials has been identified as the military commander of Egypt's foreign troops in the late 26th/early 27th Dynasty, (early 6th century B.C.). His name was Wahibre-mery-Neith, and the most important title recorded on his funerary inscriptions was "Commander of Foreign Mercenaries." That made him responsible for all the muscle Egypt hired, mostly from the Greek islands and Asia Minor, in the desperate attempt to fend off the rising power of Achaemenid Persia.


The embalming cachette with more than 370 pottery jars full of mummification materials, the largest ever found in Egypt, was discovered by the Czech mission last year. The materials were all ritually buried after they were used to mummify Wahibre-mery-Neit. His name was inscribed on the canopic jars, but not his rank or profession. It was clear from the sheer scale of the cachette that he was someone of very high rank, one of the most important dignitaries of the Late Period…."


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Gazzola26 Sep 2022 4:21 a.m. PST

As always, a great post Armand.

Tango0126 Sep 2022 4:32 p.m. PST

A votre service mon cher ami….

Armand

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