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'Marge Simpson' found on coffin of Egyptian high priest's daughter

By T.K. Randall
June 21, 2024 · Comment icon 7 comments
Marge Simpson on coffin.
Is that Marge ? Image Credit: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities / Facebook
This depiction of a woman on the lid of a 3,500-year-old Egyptian sarcophagus looks rather familiar.
The coffin, which was originally discovered back in 2023, has been making headlines this week after social media users cottoned on that the image on the lid looks a lot like Marge Simpson - the blue-haired matriach of the fictional cartoon family in The Simpsons.

The resemblance is actually quite uncanny - even down to the green dress, yellow skin and blue hair, although we don't remember Marge's hair being quite this square-shaped.

In reality, the coffin is that of Tadi Ist, who was the daughter of an ancient Egyptian high priest.

Surrounding the image are depictions of twelve high priestesses, representing 12 hours of the day.
The coffin was found at Griefa in Tuna Al-Jabal Minya.

According to the original press release, also found at the site were "amulets, sweets, stone and wooden coffins with mummies, as well as a collection of pottery and wood Oshabty statues."

Archaeologists hailed the finds as some of the most significant in the region in years.

Source: CTV News | Comments (7)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by F3SS 28 days ago
The Simpsons have been renowned for predicting major world events. Now we know the Egyptians predicted them. Kinda strange to see this news a day or two after Marges voice actor died. Perhaps this is some prophecy being unveiled. Ha, the green dress and tall blue hair is kind of wild though. 
Comment icon #2 Posted by Kenemet 28 days ago
Here's a link that doesn't require you logging in and doesn't seem to toss ads in your face: It's pretty hilarious ... and interesting!
Comment icon #3 Posted by Kenemet 28 days ago
By the way, I suspect that "Marge" might actually be Nut.  @Windowpane, @Wepwawet, what do you think? There's quite a difference in the art styles between the interior and the exterior.  I can see someone buying this and taking it home and having a local finish the interior... or the deceased having a beloved person do the interior.  In any case, it's a fun find.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Wepwawet 28 days ago
It's Marge, Homer drew her image in the coffin in the episode were he had a toaster time machine, but it was edited out so viewers didn't think that it was a hint that Marge was going to be killed off. The AE then based Nut on Marge, I mean, isn't all life, all things past and future, in The Simpsons, are we not living in a "Simpsons matrix"
Comment icon #5 Posted by Alpha_Q 27 days ago
Say what? Julie Kavner is very much alive.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Robotic Jew 27 days ago
The voice actor who did her voice for Latin America dubs passed away. 
Comment icon #7 Posted by Alpha_Q 27 days ago
Ay caramba!

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