Sunday, May 22, 2011
The Heart of Princess Ahmose-Meryet-Amon
This is an interesting study which claims to have found heart disease in the 3500 year old royal mummy of the princess Ahmose-Meryet-Amon. I hesitated running this article because the pictures are not of the princess and the mummy shown probably belongs to the Ptolemaic period, not 1500bc but 200bc.
Nevertheless the study is of interest and relevant to our own understanding of health. Perhaps the missing link in the study is our lack of recipes from ancient Egypt and in particular in this case the recipes for the meals of the royal court of the early Thutmoside dynasty.
Photo:The Theban Royal Mummy Project