- Jul 2017
- Crows nest
How they achieved the heavy lifting is of course an entire area of research, and some fantasy, but no matter the techniques involved, with an average height for men of only 5ft 6in [167.9cm] it really is remarkable. This link about height is interesting, particularly that the average height for women, 5ft 2in [157.5cm] was closer to that of men than it is today. Not in the link, but they were not all "vertically challenged" as Tutankhamun was just over average and Amunhotep II was 5ft 9in, but if you're royal you eat better I guess. Question of the Week: How tall were ancient Egyptians? | UCL Researchers in Museums
I recently saw this particular mummy in the Ulster museum. Allowing for any "shrinkage" in the mummification process, I asked myself, "How did so tiny a people accomplish so much?"