Sunday, 8 August 2010

Dynasty detective: Egyptologist Don Ryan

Tacoma, USA-based archaeologist and Egyptologist Don Ryan is the author of “Beneath the Sands of Egypt” and a part-time faculty member at Pacific Lutheran University. In 1985, Ryan learned of a mummy and its coffins being examined with modern technology in Tacoma. He joined the research team examining the mummy as an adviser.

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).

Read more: The News Tribune

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