Human Remains; Cranium


Human cranium with teeth remaining in the upper jaw. Traces of resin on the lower surfaces. From a mummified adult body that was unwrapped in March 1897. So far all the data we have is that the cranium was donated in 1897 by someone called Mrs Dodd (donor of many Cypriot and some Egyptian items) and that the label says “unwrapped March 1897”. This would suggest a burial from the Pharaonic Period and probably somewhere between 11th century BC – 3rd century AD - based on that most mummified bodies in museum collections are from the Third Intermediate Period, Late Period, Ptolemaic Period or Roman Period.