THE ENIGMATIC TEKENU
From the tomb of Ramose
This mysterious shrouded figure, present in numerous ancient Egyptian funeral
ceremonies, is identified with the name "tekenu." Early Egyptologists saw him
as a possible sacrificial victim. A current theory holds that the shroud contained
just spare body parts left over from the mummification process. To learn more
about this enigma click on the crouching shrouded figure of the tekenu.