Ancient Egyptian tattoos: 10 great photos
A photo from the 1920s that has been on the Internet for nearly 30 years has taken on a life of its own as an Instagram feed.
The photo is an image of the Egyptian goddess, Anubis, holding a piece of metal that has markings of different types of tattoos on it.
The images of tattoos were thought to represent a person’s lineage.
The tattoos were believed to have been made by the goddess Anubis.
But new research shows that the metal used in the tattooing may have been carved from clay, not from bone.
Read more from the New York Times:Ancient Egypt tattooing was a major part of Egyptian culture and art, but there is no evidence that it was used to make a specific tattoo or to determine a person by their tattoos.
The ancient Egyptians used the ancient tools to make intricate designs, including some that would be considered illegal in the 21st century, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.