Intricate animal and flower tattoos found on Egyptian mummy

Abstract

A mummy from ancient Egypt was heavily tattooed with sacred symbols, which may have served to advertise and enhance the religious powers of the woman who received them more than 3,000 years ago. The tattoos are the first found on a mummy from dynastic Egypt to show actual objects, among them lotus blossoms on the mummy’s hips, cows on her arm and baboons on… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nature.2016.19864

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