Embalmers took the utmost care with the body of Pharaoh Thutmosis I, the third king of the Dynasty. His mummy, well over retains a lifelike appearance. Photo credit: Courtesy University of Chicago Library
Neferneferuaten Nefertiti BC - 1330 BC) was the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. Nefertiti and her husband were known for a religious revolution, in which they worshiped one god only, Aten, or the sun disc.
Egyptian ~ Sacred cow The Apis bull was a sacred bull, an actual animal picked yearly from the temple herd, that had no blemishes. They were sacrificed on a yearly basis and the corpses were mummified and buried with honors in a tomb.
Mummy of Ramesses II (Ramesses or Ramses the Great 1303 BC - 1213 BC). His advanced age at death (over is evident in his features. In 2010 I stood for ages in the Cairo Museum staring at his every feature.
The mummy of Yuya thought by some to be Josua who, after Moses, led the Hebrews into the Promised land and logically would be the father-in-law of Amenophis III, at Cairo Museum, Egypt. (Photo by Patrick Landmann/Cairo Museum/Getty Images)