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Life and Times of Takabuti in Ancient EgyptInvestigating the Belfast Mummy$
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Rosalie David and Eileen Murphy

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781800348585

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781800348585.001.0001

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Takabuti’s Arrival in Belfast and the First Scientific Studies

Takabuti’s Arrival in Belfast and the First Scientific Studies

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(p.28) Takabuti’s Arrival in Belfast and the First Scientific Studies
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Life and Times of Takabuti in Ancient Egypt
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Eileen Murphy

Winifred Glover

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781800348585.003.0005

Takabuti was the first Egyptian mummy to come to Ireland. Her arrival in Belfast in 1834 caused great excitement, and her unwrapping the following year was the equivalent of a modern-day media spectacle.

The mummy and her finely painted anthropomorphic coffin were purchased at a mummy market in Thebes (modern Luxor) by Thomas Greg of Ballymenoch House in Holywood, Co. Down. Many Egyptian tombs were robbed over the years for the benefit of Europeans (...

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