• The mummy is the remains of an Egyptian man named Pahat.
  • He was acquired and gifted to the Berkshire Museum by Zenas Crane in 1903, the year the museum was founded.
  • He dates back to the Ptolemic period (332 to 30 B.C.E.), when Egypt was under the rule of Greece.
  • Hieroglyphs on the exterior of his coffin indicate that Pahat served as a Sem priest, a position that entailed clothing the cult statue of a local temple.
  • Pahat is not the museum's only mummy — the Ancient Egypt collection also includes a mummified hawk.
  • To learn more about the conservator, visit mysite.verizon.net/conservingobjects/index.htm.
  • To learn more about the Akhmim Mummy Studies Consortium, visit amscresearch.com.