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January 25, 2005

Well that explains that

A Japanese research team have identified a "perfect mummy" that may have been an administrative officer.

The mummified man was believed to be from a period 3500-4000 years ago, older than the era of Tutankhamen, the pharaoh of ancient Egypt who ruled in 1336-1327 BC, Yoshimura said, citing characteristics of the coffin.

The mummy, wearing a mask painted blue and red that still retained vivid shades, was of high academic value as it was "a perfect mummy that has escaped robbery and other damage", he said on his website late on Friday.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 25, 2005 03:50 PM

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