The Cambridge’s Fitzwiliam Museum let examine a 3,000-year-old fingerprint. The fingerprint was discovered in 2005, but it hasn’t been publicised yet. It was confirmed by Julie Dawson, head of conservation at the Fitzwiliam Museum that exhibits the coffin.
The casket of Nespawershefyt is one of the most preserved and most beautiful casket of ancient Egypt. An analysis revealed that the coffin is made up of a multitude of pieces of wood, including sections from at least one older coffin.
„Wood was a precious commodity and the craftsmen were incredibly skilled at making these complex objects from sometimes unpromising starting materials,“ added Dawson in an interview for Independent.
A fingerprint more than 3,000 years old (Photo: Archive of The Fitzwilliam Museum)