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A non-articulated skeleton of Khety. This skeleton, which is completely devoid of any soft tissue remnant, shows that its owner was a small, frail man who died at about 50-60 years of age. It is entire save for the mandible, left clavicle, and many of the bones of the hands and feet. Of the cervical spine only the 7th vertebra remains. The bones are free from fractures.
Skull - the skull is of particular interest, showing evidence of bilateral parietal thinning. Many of the teeth in the upper jaw are absent, but those remaining show signs of disease and attrition.
Thorax and Abdomen - Gross osteo-arthritis of the lumbar and dorsal spines.
Arms - the distal articular surface of the right radius and the proximal articular surface of the first right metacarpal show evidence of arthritis.
Length: 155 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Khety's coffin is also in the British Museum collections (1895,0716.4).
E. A. Wallis Budge 'A Guide to the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Egyptian Rooms, and the Coptic Room' (London, 1922), p. 78.
Published: J. Filer, 'Both Mummies as Bakshish', in V. Davies (ed), Studies in Egyptian Antiquities: A Tribute to T. G. H. James (BM Occasional Paper 123, 1999), 23-7.
- Not on display
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- Egypt and Sudan
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