Cats and babies: Thousand-year-old mummies in Turkey’s Aksaray

Cats and babies: Thousand-year-old mummies in Turkey’s Aksaray

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Feline, child and grown-up mummies in Aksaray, the doorway to Cappadocia with its chronicled social wealth and known as the principal settlement of Central Anatolia, have been charming guests at a historical center where they are in plain view.

Aksaray Museum Director Yusuf Altın gave data on the mummies, which are saved in features with unique warming and cooling frameworks.

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“With 13 mummies in our Aksaray Museum, we are the main historical center in Turkey with a mummy segment,” Altın said. “There is one mummy in every one of the Amasya and Niğde Museums, however our gallery has the main area showed along these lines … in our country.”

“The mummies in our exhibition hall were found because of the unearthings in the houses of worship in Ihlara Valley. A portion of our mummies were found in the houses of worship worked around 1,000 years prior in Çanlı Church,” he expressed.

A mummy of a feline showed at the Aksaray Museum, in Aksaray, Turkey, March 27, 2022. (IHA Photo)
A mummy of a feline showed at the Aksaray Museum, in Aksaray, Turkey, March 27, 2022. (IHA Photo)
Altın brought up that the treating strategy in Turkey was different contrasted with Egypt.

“Of these mummies, the child mummy is exceptionally specialized work in itself. Since the embalmment procedure in our nation is not quite the same as the preservation method in Egypt. In this strategy, after the individual bites the dust, the inner organs of the cadaver are taken out, the wax is softened and the body is covered with a layer of coating. Then, at that point, it is covered with texture and cover. It is covered in the ground thusly and the body stays saved for quite a long time after it dries. We carry our mummies from these unearthings to our gallery and show them. Specifically, we additionally show the weavings of accessories, booties and covers on them.”

A mummy of a feline showed at the Aksaray Museum, in Aksaray, Turkey, March 27, 2022. (IHA Photo)
A mummy of a child showed at the Aksaray Museum, in Aksaray, Turkey, March 27, 2022. (IHA Photo)
Yusuf expressed that a feline cherished by its proprietor was likewise protected with the embalmment strategy and that a feline mummy was found during the unearthing endeavors.

“We have another mummy, the feline mummy, which particularly draws in the consideration of our kids. Our feline mummy was covered with wax and safeguarded, most likely in light of the fact that it was adored by its proprietor. Along these lines, we have been showing it in our historical center,” he said.

“Each of our mummies are from the tenth, eleventh and twelfth hundreds of years. Thus, they are very nearly 1,000 years of age.”

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