Mummified Girl from the Tomb of Aline

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 07 September 2019

This girl, 6 or 7 years old at the time of death, was one of Aline's daughters and was found in the Tomb of Aline at Hawara, Faiyum, Egypt. The mummies of this girl and her father (Aline's husband) were covered with a mummy masks, not with a mummy portrait (unlike the mummies of Aline and the two other younger girls within the same tomb). This mummy was initially thought to be a young woman because it is larger than the other two girls from the tomb.

Early Roman period of Egypt, c. 24 CE. It is on display at the Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany. The tomb of Aline was unearthed in 1892 CE by the German archaeologist Richard von Kaufmann (1850 - 1908 CE). A hewn stele carved with a Greek inscription mentions the name Aline as the owner of the tomb; the grave was named after this woman's name.

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, September 07). Mummified Girl from the Tomb of Aline. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mummified Girl from the Tomb of Aline." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Sep 2019. Web. 30 Mar 2023.