Casket of the Mummy Ta-di-Isis

Thebes, around 650/600 B.C.

Peter Conradin von Planta wrote letters to people from Graubünden at home and abroad and asked them for donations for his new museum. This meant that he not only received money but a wide variety of objects as well. Among them were also several that failed to have any relation to Graubünden and which under today’s collection concept would no longer be accepted.

One example of this is the Mummy of Ta-di-Isis, which his cousins Jaques Ambrosius and Peter von Planta sent him from Egypt. The two ran a trading company for cotton there. They bought the Mummy and sent it to Chur where it remained exhibited for decades. Learn more about the Mummy and its history in the series of pictures below.