Mummy Wrapping Cutting
Square cutting of linen textile recorded as being from a mummy found by Flinders Petrie at Meidum in 1891. The mummy was taken to London but destroyed when the Royal College of Surgeons was bombed during the Second World War. The text on the back of the display card describes the mummy and that it was called Ra-Nefer. It also explains that the linen was not all of the same fineness and that the samples represent the different types. A sample was taken for radio carbon dating as part of Oxford University's Egyptian Historical Chronologies Project, 2008. When calibrated, using the Oxcal computer program (v3.10) of C. Bronk Ramsey, using the new ‘INTCAL04’ dataset (Radiocarbon 46 (3), 2004), the age range was 2809 - 2500 BC (95.4% probability).