Egypt digitally ‘unwraps’ 3,500-year-old mummy of Pharaoh Amenhotep I

Latest tech reveals fascinating insights into the life of the ancient ruler

04:15 PM | 30 Dec, 2021
Egypt digitally ‘unwraps’ 3,500-year-old mummy of Pharaoh Amenhotep I

CAIRO – Egyptian archaeologists, in a major milestone, unwrapped the mummy of Pharaoh Amenhotep by using modern technology.

With the help of digital 3D imagery, experts study the 3500-year-old mummy for the Pharaoh who ruled from 1525 to 1504 BC.

Adorned with flower garlands and a wooden face mask, the ancient mummy was so brittle that scientists had never dared expose the remains. It was reportedly the only royal Egyptian mummy found in the 19th and 20th centuries not yet opened for study.

The mummy was part of a royal procession that was held last April to transfer 22 mummies from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo's Tahrir Square to the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.

Reports claimed that a professor of radiology at Cairo University Sahar Saleem, and noted archeologist Zahi Hawass led the study which allows them to digitally unwrap the mummy that was found in the Deir el-Bahari excavation site around 140 years ago.

Interestingly, experts discovered the brain intact unlike the majority of mummies in which brains are removed while some of the gold amulets and beads were found in the mummy.

Scans also showed that the mummy suffered from multiple post-mortem injuries that were likely to have been inflicted by grave robbers.

Amenhotep was apparently not suffering from any diseases or injuries that might have caused his death, while scientists are baffled as he is believed to be around 35 at the time of death.

Zahi Hawass speaking about the discovery said the latest tech helped us digitally unwrap the mummy whose face was hidden beneath the wraps for 3,000 years. He added that people used to remove linens from the head and chest of the king, and this cause significant damage.

Meanwhile, experts stated that Amenhotep I shared a resemblance to his father, Ahmose I – the founder of the New Kingdom who is best known for fighting Hyksos.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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