FROZEN HANDS


These are the mummified hands of Djedptahiufankh.

Pronounced Jed-petar-e-you-fank.

Gold bands adorn several fingers and preservation of the skin is phenomenal. This man lived around 2,940 years ago during the reign of Shoshenq I who was a pharaoh during the 22nd dynasty of ancient Egypt.

He would have been very wealthy judging by his very well preserved hands and gold finery.

It’s incredible to think that these hands are over 2,940 years old. They last moved when ancient Egypt was the centre of human civilisation.

Now they are frozen in time.

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