Mummies of Aline's Daughters, Hawara

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 07 September 2019
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These two mummies are identified as Aline's daughters, from the Tomb of Aline, c. 24 CE. The girl on the left is older (4 years old) than the one on the right, who is 2.5 years old (the latter was initially thought to be a boy, not a girl). The names of these two girls are unknown. The portrait of the older girl somewhat resembles that of her mother; a serious-looking girl looks at us from a colorfully executed face.

Early Roman period of Egypt. They are 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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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). Mummies of Aline's Daughters, Hawara. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11147/mummies-of-alines-daughters-hawara/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mummies of Aline's Daughters, Hawara." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Sep 2019. Web. 13 Jun 2021.