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Tuna el-Gebel



Tuna el-Gebel
Introduction

1. Catacombs

2. Tomb of Petosiris

3. Tomb of Isadora

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TUNA EL-GEBEL
Tomb and Chapel of Isadora

Tomb and Chapel of Isadora, Tuna el-Gebel, Egypt


Mummy of Isadora, Tuna el-Gebel, Egypt

Mummy of Isadora, Tuna el-Gebel, Egypt


A visit to the Tomb and Chapel of Isadora is the highlight for many on their visit to Tuna el-Gebel. Isadora was a wealthy woman living in the 2nd century CE, and who drowned in the Nile. Her body was mummified, and at some time after her death, a cult would be developed around her tomb.
Her mummy is still here, in situ, and in excellent condition. This is probably most because of the dry desert air, more than the quality of the embalming. This is quite uncommon, as most mummies in Egypt have been removed from their original location. Here it still is, only a glass cage has been added to provide her necessary protection now that fresh air enters her tomb almost daily.



By Tore Kjeilen