1300-Year-old Mummy Found Rocking Archangel Michael Tattoo

 

“This is the first example of a tattoo on a Sudanese mummy from the medieval period”  – Daniel Antoine, Curator of Physical Anthropology British Museum

 

A 1,300-year-old mummy found in Sudan was hiding an angelic intimate secret, which has now been revealed by CT scans done by researchers at the British Museum.

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A photograph, left, and an infra-red reflectography of the tattoo found on the mummified remains of a Sudanese woman (Trustees of the British Museum)

 

 

The naturally-preserved remains of a Sudanese woman were excavated in 2005, but new investigations have revealed a tattoo located on her inner thigh which symbolizes the Archangel Michael.

The tattoo itself is remarkable because it’s actually a monogram, which is the letters for the word ‘Michael’ in Greek compressed into a symbol.

 

And I thought I was too old to be rocking my om tat.  Silly me.

 

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