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The Lunch Box of Priestess Henutmehyt

November 27, 2012

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.

More: 

“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, NotionsCapital.com

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