The first stage of a study into an ancient Egyptian mummy has revealed her possible identity and where she was from.
Perth Museum’s mummy is thought to have been called ‘Ta-kr-hb’, pronounced ‘Takherheb’, according to research into the script contained on her coffin.
The findings have led researchers to think the coffin was made in the Egyptian town of Akhmim.
It is thought the mummy could be as much as 2,700 years old.
The study was undertaken by members of the University of Manchester’s KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology.
This is the first time that the mummy, who has been part of Perth Museum’s collections since 1936, has undergone any investigation of this type.