The unique Liber Linteus - linen mummy wrappings bearing Etruscan script.

The Liber Linteus: An Egyptian Mummy Wrapped in a Mysterious Message

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By Ḏḥwty


Perhaps since her husband was a 'divine taylor' he wanted to do something special for his beloved wife and used the Etruscan linen which had some importance to him/them. A lot more romantic, and more likely than running out of regular linen and making do with rare scripts from distant lands.

A couple of comments:
1. the mummy was donated to the museum in 1862, not 1867.
2. the radiocarbon dated the mummy to around 390 BC
3. recent research (not published) showed that the papyrus scroll is of a different date, about a 100 years younger than the mummy, suggesting it is not connected to her

Etruscans and Egyptians they were all one people and spoke one language, shared one spirituality. They were the Ancient Bulgarians. A language can be written in several alphabets and still the spoken language is one. Egypt has a Bulgarian name - EGeBat means the Land (Ge) of Ba (Bulgarian word for God). Kopti or Gobati are the local indigenous people in today Egypt. Koptis are ortodox christians and use even today the Bulgarian alphabet.
The Arabic name of Egypt is Masr and is also of Bulgarian origin. Ma (Godess Ma of Ancient Bulgarians) su (from ) Ra (God Absolute of Ancient Bulgarians). Masre means the land of Godly Mother. Ancient Bulgarians' spirituality the first human spirituality is well observed in ancient Egypt.
On the other side Etruscan as the people of TaRaAz - Bulgarian proper name meaning A Man of God Ra AllFather.

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So the story goes… the dead wife of a divine tailor is embalmed in linen scrolls of etruscan religious texts, and there is no connection?

They just happened to grab the only available material?

These people were poverty-striken desperate, or  stupid people? No.  I’d say the widower the “divine tailor” of the story , knowingly supplied the linen cloth himself, aware of what was written on it, but left the heiroglyphic note to clue in anyone finding the mummy.

What is interesting about such remains is their intent. They are deliberately left with messages scrawled all over mummy wrappings and cases, and the priests may have been Egyptian yet respected the need for Etruscan on the linen. Perhaps they were immigrant workers? this “divine tailor” and his wife, and were accorded this status due to his talents by the egyptian pristhood of the time, for whom , just maybe he made clothes, and had been there in Egypt some time and had taken new names, or were at least so-called by whoever put the scroll in with the body


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