Elaborately tattooed mummy brings archeologists to tears

Started by gash, August 23, 2016, 12:42:52 pm

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A Quebec researcher is celebrating the discovery of an intricate collection of tattoos found on the mummified body of a woman who lived more than 3,300 years ago.

The markings are the first on a mummy from dynastic Egypt to show actual objects, including lotus blossoms on the mummy's hips and cows on her arm, the scientific journal Nature reported.

C├ędric Gobeil has been leading a team of experts in Egypt since 2013. They announced the discovery in April.

When Gobeil looked at the dark spots on the mummy, he was shocked by what he saw.

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