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The mysterious story of Hull's Egyptian mummy

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Now lying serenely in a darkened room, the Egyptian caused quite a stir on his arrival in Hull.

On the first floor of Hull’s Hands-on History Museum lies the curious and rather macabre relic from centuries ago.

There are probably many visitors to the museum who do not even realise the mummy is indeed a real relic but local historian Mike Covell has taken a look at the bizarre history of the Whitby Mummy.

The ancient Egyptian Mummy is said to date somewhere between 500 and 300 BC and, while little is known about the linen-bound character, his journey to Hull proved rather eventful.

According to the Hull Museum's website, the mummy is a male priest known as “The Whitby Mummy”.  It is said the mummy dates from around the 25th and 26th Dynasties and comes from Luxor in Egypt.

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https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/history/mysterious-story-hulls-egyptian-mummy-3595561

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Piney
8 minutes ago, Stiff said:

The ancient Egyptian Mummy is said to date somewhere between 500 and 300 BC 

 

8 minutes ago, Stiff said:

 It is said the mummy dates from around the 25th and 26th Dynasties 

These two statements kinda contradict themselves. :whistle:

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27 minutes ago, Piney said:

 

These two statements kinda contradict themselves. :whistle:

It's the Hull Daily Mail. That kind of faux pa is kind of de rigueur for them. I'm actually quite surprised how good the spelling is compared to other articles as it seems most are written by pre-pubescents. 

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