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Ramses the second mummy

Ramses the second mummy was among those found in the royal cache at Deir el-Bahari. It was completely covered with linen bandages that bear the king's name and epithets in hieratic script.

Ramses the second mummy


The mummy has silky hair, which was white at the time of death, but has yellowed from the preservative chemicals. His nostrils were filled with resin and seeds, perhaps to better hold their shape.

According to the X-rays, the king was suffering from dental problems and severe arthritis in his hip joint. Ramesses the Second's mummy was sent to Paris for further studies and preservation. The king most probably died in his late eighties or early nineties.

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