A mummified Egyptian woman dated at 700 A.D. has a tattoo on her thigh with the name of the biblical archangel Michael.  The tattoo is written in ancient Greek and translated as MIXAHA (Michael). It has been speculated that the symbol was worn for religious and spiritual protection. The article gives emphasis that Christian Gnostics were very interested in the names and functions of intermediary beings between humans and the divine.

The discovery, announced by researchers at the British Museum last weekend, was made during a research project that used advanced medical scans, including Computed Tomography (CT) images, to examine Egyptian mummies at a number of hospitals in the United Kingdom last year.

The tone of the article is interesting with quotes from scientists and theologians. We should be reminded that believers still wear symbols today whether it be jewelry, tattoos, flags, etc.

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