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(Richmond, IN)--The Egyptian mummy is the signature feature of the Wayne County Historical Museum.  Recently, the mummy’s coffin went to Reid Health for an examination.  A professor wanted to see if the mummy’s coffin lid contained metal.  It did, indicating repairs had been made in the last 200 years.  The coffin dates back to 900 B.C.  It originally contained a female.  But, she was removed at some point at a male was placed inside.  The museum recently held a contest to name the mummy.  The name “Menkaef” was chosen.  It means “his soul remains”.