Science: Mummies

Last month Professor Pierre Montet of Strasbourg created an archeological sensation when he announced, from San-el-Hagar on the Nile Delta, that he had found the funeral chamber and the mummy of one of the five kings named Sheshonk who ruled ancient Egypt during the 22nd Dynasty (TIME, April 3). It was suspected that this might be Sheshonk I, the conqueror who, according to the Old Testament, "came up against Jerusalem" and went away with all of Solomon's gold shields. Last week the mummy was identified by a "cartouche" (personal inscription) found on a breast ornament. It was indeed the body...

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