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Ruins Of 7,000-Year-Old City Found At Site of "Mummy Portraits"- PICTURES

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« on: January 30, 2008, 02:49:36 pm »



Fanciful but inauthentic depiction of the mummies'
discovery by Pietro Della Valle









                                                       History of research
 




Pre-19th century



The Italian explorer Pietro della Valle, on a visit to Saqqara-Memphis in 1615, was the first

European to discover and describe mummy portraits. He transported some mummies with

portraits to Europe, which are now in the Albertinum (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden).
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