Mummies for export? the repatriation of a corpse from Alexandria to Ancyra in The Roman Imperial period
Journal of Egyptian Archaeology
Sage Publications Ltd.
216 - 219
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An inscription on a sarcophagus of the mid- or late second century AD found at Ancyra (modern Ankara, Turkey) indicates that it contained the repatriated body of an Ancyran who died in Alexandria. While absolute proof is lacking, it seems likely that his body had been mummified to allow for its return. As such, this sarcophagus and its inscription provide a rare reference to a mummy being sent out of Egypt for burial elsewhere.