Ancient mummies of women with tattoos found in Egypt

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 Ancient mummies of women with tattoos found in Egypt

American archaeologists have found mummies of women with tattoos on their bodies in Egypt. According to Live Science, excavations were carried out in the ancient settlement of Deir el-Medina. Tattoos depicting the ancient deity Bes, the patron of the family and the protector of women during childbirth, were found on the bodies of the mummies. "To detect tattoos on the body, you need to remove all the material from the mummy, but of course we did not do this. The only option in this case is only the hope that you can find a mummy in a looted tomb, where this mummy was already opened before us. This is how we were able to see on the naked skin the traces of tattoos left after 3 millennia on female bodies, ", — noted Ann Austin of the University of Missouri in St. Louis. According to scientists, these tattoos were something like an amulet during childbirth and in the postpartum period.

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