Fayum Mummy Portraits

   Although I enjoy exploring  archeological  museums and sites, I really can’t   imagine  those who actually used these artifacts,  lived in these dwellings, lived these lives. 




But — Fayum portraits,  which adorned some 900 1st-3rd Century Roman-Egyptian mummies,  reveal  that  they  looked  like you and me. 

photos http://commons.wikimedia.org
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