Uan Muhuggiag

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Uan Muhuggiag[needs IPA] is a place in central Libyan Sahara, and the name of a mummy found there in 1958 by Professor Fabrizio Mori. The mummy, a small boy who is of black African origin displays a mummification technique and when carbon dated the mummy was around 5,400-5,600 years old.[1][2]

The culture that produced the mummy were cattle herders, and occupied much of North Africa, at a time when the Sahara was a savannah. Possible links with later Egyptian culture have also been found, including the representation in rock art of dog-headed human figures (resembling Anubis), and a type of pottery decoration later found in the southern Nile valley.[citation needed]


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Coordinates: 24°54′N 10°22′E / 24.900°N 10.367°E / 24.900; 10.367