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Unpublished manuscript transcription: begin page 25

Head: north facing east. Sometimes placed on a stone or a brick as a headrest

Body: on left side. Sometimes placed nearly on back but leaning towards the left.

Legs: usually having the heels dran up towards the pelvis. The upper legs varied from the survival of the Pre-dynastic position closely drawn up against the chest to a poisition where they were at right angles or even at an oblique angle to the vertebrae.

Arms: sometimes up before the face, but in other examples resting on or clasping the knees and in a few cases straight down at the sides.

The amount of contraction of the lims was influenced by the space, and the body was in some of the small chambers was [sic] purposely

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  • Classification
    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts
  • Department
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Credit Line
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

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  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.