PROFESSOR SARAH HARPER, MUMMIFIED CHILD

 

On growing up and dying in ancient and modern populations.

What can we learn about the lives of ancient populations and how does this compare to modern societies? The boy lived during the Roman period of ancient Egypt (AD80–120), a time we know a lot about due to the Romans taking censuses and records of illness. 

 

"The child mummy was a boy who lived in a Greek community in Hawara in Upper Egypt during the Roman occupation"

 

Mummified Child
Found in Egypt
2nd century AD (AD 101-200)
AN1888.820
Ground Floor | Gallery 27 | Egypt Meets Greece and Rome

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