In , the French under Napoleon Bonaparte launched a military campaign in Egypt. Along with soldiers and military personnel, Napoleon brought a large number of scholars and scientists known as savants when he invaded the country. The involvement of these scholars in the war resulted in a renewed European interest in ancient Egypt, known as Egyptomania. Bonaparte Before the Sphinx, ca. Public Domain. In time, Egyptian artifacts, including statues, papyri and even mummies were being shipped from the Nile Valley to museums across Europe.
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In , the French under Napoleon Bonaparte launched a military campaign in Egypt. Along with soldiers and military personnel, Napoleon brought a large number of scholars and scientists known as savants when he invaded the country.
The involvement of these scholars in the war resulted in a renewed European interest in ancient Egypt, known as Egyptomania. Bonaparte Before the Sphinx, ca. Public Domain. In time, Egyptian artifacts, including statues, papyri and even mummies were being shipped from the Nile Valley to museums across Europe. Mummy at the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, Croatia. Wikimedia Commons. As Ilija had no interests in mummies, he decided to donate the mummy and her linen wrappings to the State Institute of Croatia, Slavonia, and Dalmatia now known as the Archaeological Museum of Zagreb in Believing them to be Egyptian hieroglyphs, however, Brugsch did not investigate any further.
A decade later, Brugsch had a chance conversation with a friend, the British explorer Richard Burton. Although both men realized that the writings may have been important, they wrongly concluded that it was a transliteration of the Egyptian Book of the Dead in Arabic.
In , the linen wrappings were sent to Vienna, and were thoroughly examined by an expert on the Coptic language, Jacob Krall. Initially, Krall had expected that the language of the text was Coptic, Carian, or Libyan. Upon closer inspection, however, Krall established that the text was actually written in Etruscan. While he was able to reassemble the strips in their proper order, Krall was unable to translate the text.
A sample of Etruscan text carved into the Cippus Perusinus - a stone tablet discovered on the hill of San Marco, Italy, in Even today, the Etruscan language is still not fully understood, as very little of the ancient language has survived.
Based on the dates and names of gods found throughout the text, it is thought that the Liber Linteus was a religious calendar. What was an Etruscan book of rituals doing on an Egyptian mummy?
One suggestion is that the deceased was a wealthy Etruscan who fled to Egypt, perhaps some time during the third century B. As was the norm with other rich foreigners who died in Egypt, the young woman was embalmed before her burial.
The presence of the Liber Linteus may be explained as a memorial left for the dead, as part of the Etruscan burial custom. Yet, the biggest problem with this is a piece of papyrus scroll that was buried with the mummy. Hence, it is likely that the Liber Linteus and Nesi-hensu are not connected, and that it was probably the only linen the embalmers could get their hands on when they were preparing this Egyptian woman for the afterlife.
Featured image: The unique Liber Linteus - linen mummy wrappings bearing Etruscan script. Copeland, M. The Zagreb Mummy Script. Drye, P. Liber Linteus, or Uses for an Egyptian Mummy. Martin, L. Liber Linteus, Mummified Language. I am a university student doing a BA degree in Archaeology. I believe that intellectual engagement by advocates from both ends of the spectrum would serve to Read More.
A lot more romantic, and more likely than running out of regular linen and making do with rare scripts from distant lands. A couple of comments: 1. Etruscans and Egyptians they were all one people and spoke one language, shared one spirituality. They were the Ancient Bulgarians. A language can be written in several alphabets and still the spoken language is one. Kopti or Gobati are the local indigenous people in today Egypt.
Koptis are ortodox christians and use even today the Bulgarian alphabet. The Arabic name of Egypt is Masr and is also of Bulgarian origin. Masre means the land of Godly Mother. Ancient Bulgarians' spirituality the first human spirituality is well observed in ancient Egypt. So the story goes… the dead wife of a divine tailor is embalmed in linen scrolls of etruscan religious texts, and there is no connection?
What is interesting about such remains is their intent. They are deliberately left with messages scrawled all over mummy wrappings and cases, and the priests may have been Egyptian yet respected the need for Etruscan on the linen. Perhaps they were immigrant workers?
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We seek to retell the story of our beginnings. Skip to main content. Public Domain In time, Egyptian artifacts, including statues, papyri and even mummies were being shipped from the Nile Valley to museums across Europe. Login or Register in order to comment. Aitriui wrote on 25 November, - Permalink.
Porin wrote on 17 June, - Permalink. Aliya Osho wrote on 16 June, - Permalink. Love reading about history. Peter Harrap wrote on 18 February, - Permalink. They just happened to grab the only available material?
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Note: We are currently updating this page based upon our recent document findings, "Work notes on the Zagreb Mummy. We have added a map showing Canino , the town near the Fiora river that appears to be the location where the person of the Zagreb Mummy originated. The Zagreb Mummy text is the longest extant Etruscan text. For this reason it is the most important with regard to completion of a translation of the various Etruscan texts. At the beginning of my work on the Zagreb Mummy text I knew very little about the mummy and quite frankly preferred not to know lest it prejudice my working out the grammatical patterns, etc.
Most Classical authors respected the Etruscans for their skill in religious ritual and divination, but Etruscan religion can be a minefield for naive scholars, tempting many into flights of fancy. Now, however, many reliable works are available, and classicists and historians may safely venture forth, and with promise of great rewards. The main obstacles for outsiders to Etruscan Studies have been overcome: the Etruscan language is generally knowable, even for those who prefer to read in English see G. Bonfante and L. Bonfante, The Etruscan Language.