The remains of the nine heads were uncovered by a team from the Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Warsaw working at the Theban Necropolis in Upper Egypt.
VIDEO: The photographic-quality images from the Warsaw Mummy Project show a woman of North African appearance with a striking gaze.
In this episode of The Debrief, all you’ve ever wanted to know about ancient Egyptian mummies, as John Beauchamp is joined in the studio with Dr. Wojciech Ejsmond, one of the lead researchers at the Warsaw Mummy Project.
The items on display come from the Warsaw National Museum’s antiquity collection, which numbers over 18,000 items, making it the leading collection on the ancient world in this part of Europe.
The mother and her partner had been trying to get to the nearest hospital after she had gone into labour but a small accident had led to the traffic on the busy road snarling up, leaving them to handle the birth by themselves.
Clues found in an old book on the history of the school suggest the object was brought back from Egypt by a 19th century brewer and social activist from Lublin who funded the construction of the school building.
After finding prices for small bottles of anti-bacterial gel on the internet had soared and that shops had run out, Kraków blogger Magda Kogut-Wałęcka decided to make her own using rectified spirit and aloa vera gel.
The team of archaeologists led by Warsaw University’s Dr Kamil Kuraszkiewicz discovered the ancient corpses in a trench surrounding the Pyramid of Djoser which could have been ‘a path to the afterlife’.