>The Life of Meresamun: A Temple Singer in Ancient Egypt

>Photo: Meresamun’s mummy

The March/April 2009 issue of Archaeology magazine is dedicated to tell the story of Meresamun, a temple singer in ancient Egypt and a priestess of Amun. Meresamun lived in Thebes, Egypt around 800 B.C.

The magazine is also highlighting an exhibition, “The Life of Meresamun: A Temple Singer in Ancient Egypt,” being presented by the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute Museum. The presentation at the Oriental Institute Museum runs through December 6.

I encourage you to visit the web page of Archaeology magazine and see some amazing photos of Meresamun’s mummy and read summaries of the article published in the magazine:

The Life of Meresamun: A Temple Singer in Ancient Egypt

Meresamun: Priestess of Amun

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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1 Response to >The Life of Meresamun: A Temple Singer in Ancient Egypt

  1. >The University of Chicago Magazine launched an interactive feature that allows you to take an virtual peek into Meresamun’s coffin.Check it out here: http://magazine.uchicago.edu/mummy/meresamun.shtml

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