Wrapped Mummy Of A Kestrel

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Specimen Count
1
From NMNH Exhibit Hall "Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt" label for this artifact, 2011: Mummified bird of prey; Species: Falco tinnunculus, Eurasian kestrel; 332-30 B.C. Mummy contains a kestrel, the bird most commonly used for raptor mummies.
Record Last Modified
2 Dec 2015
Topic
Archaeology
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Donor Name
Mrs. Newman C. Hall
Collector
William W. Ellsworth
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Place
Egypt, Africa
Accession Date
1969-Aug-19
Object Type
Animal Mummy
Accession Number
286122
USNM Number
A454235-0
Culture
Ancient Egyptian