The mummy had been brought to Tacoma in 1891 by businessman Allen Mason. The mummy’s name was Ankhwennefer, according to text on his coffins, and he came from the town of Ipu (known today as Akhmim). Based on radiocarbon dating, he lived during the early to mid-6th century B.C. (ancient Egypt’s 26th Dynasty).
This story and a lot more have just been published in “Beneath the Sands of Egypt: Adventures of an Unconventional ArchaeologistBeneath the Sands of Egypt: Adventures of an Unconventional Archaeologist” (William Morrow).
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