2400-Year-Old Mummy Unboxed In Jaipur Museum After 130 Years To Save It From Floods

by Drishti
2400-Year-Old Mummy Unboxed In Jaipur Museum After 130 Years To Save It From Floods

Looks like this year is flooded with extraordinary events. The pandemic, heavy rains, discoveries of ancient temples: 2020 is dotted with remarkable happenings. And now, the latest to join the bandwagon is the rescue of a 2400-year-old mummy. Yes, you read it right! A 2400-year-old mummy was unboxed in a Jaipur museum after 130 years, after a heavy downpour flooded the city. Read on to know more.

2400-Year-Old Mummy Kept In Jaipur Museum Gets Rescued

In a unique turn of events, the glass box of a 2400-year-old mummy was shattered for the first time in 130 years to save it from floods. Heavy downpour flooded the streets of Jaipur on August 14, as water gushed through everywhere. The rain water also entered the basement of the Albert Hall Museum, where the mummy was kept. Several files, maps and antiques were also damaged as water kept inching rapidly. Speaking of Jaipur, here are some of the must-visit places in the city.

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The Mummy Was Brought To The Pink City Over A Century Ago

The said mummy was brought from Cairo to Rajasthan more than a century ago. According to news agencies, it is of a woman named Tutu, and was discovered in the ancient Egyptian city of Panopolis. It was sent to India for the first time in the year 1883. Since then, the mummy was kept for display Jaipur’s Albert Hall Museum. Meanwhile, you can enjoy a virtual tour of the tomb of Egypt’s Queen Meresankh III.

Albert Hall Museum. Picture Credits: wikimedia

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The Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur is one of the oldest in Rajasthan, and houses a stunning collection of artefacts. These include sculptures, paintings and jewelleries from different parts of the world. The Egyptian mummy remains as one the key attractions in the museum, and apparently dates back to 322-30 B.C. While visiting Jaipur is off our cards for now, here’s a quick virtual tour of the beautiful Pink City.