The Lunch Box of Priestess Henutmehyt

The Lunch Box of Priestess Henutmehyt

When Egyptian Priestess Henutmehyt packed it in circa 1250 B.C., she packed a lunch. A lunchbox found in Ms. Henutmehyt’s tomb contains four whole ducks and joints of goat meat (before you ask: no Twinkies). There wasn’t Saran Wrap or Tupperware back then, so the goodies were mummified, just like the lady herself.


“The Lunch Box of Priestess Henutmehyt, Her Eternal Workers, & Her Final Demise,” Diana Buja’s Blog


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Image (“The Lunch Box of Priestess Henutmehyt, after the Temple of Kalabsha”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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2 Responses to “The Lunch Box of Priestess Henutmehyt”

  1. dianabuja Says:

    haha – very good and thank you for that lovely rendition of Princess Henutmehyt. carrying a lunch bucket! The photo that you used is actually of the goddess Isis, who was goddess of motherhood and also patroness of science and magic.

  2. dianabuja Says:

    Reblogged this on DIANABUJA'S BLOG and commented:
    Reblogging the re-blog of mine on ‘The Lunch Box of Priestess Henutmehyt, Her Eternal Workers and her Final Demise’ – It is so fitting to have provided her with a lunch-bucket, and a worker’s one at that, perhaps in order to better assist her eternal workers.
    h/t to Mike Licht at

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