Titos Flavios Demetrios died about 2000 years ago at a time when the Roman Empire Dominated the Nile Valley and lived.
He was a wealthy man born about 400 years after his Greek ancestors settled in Egypt after it was conquered by Alexander the Great in 305 BC. His three titles tell us he was a Roman citizen. We don't know why he had been given citizenship since it's unlikely he ever visited Rome but it made him among the guys living in his town of Hawara in the center of Egypt.
He might have been a Roman citizen and Greek descent but Titus Flavius Demetrius died an Egyptian and thought he would live in the afterlife with Osiris and the gods. His body was mummified and an unbelievable mask made of layers of plaster and linen and covered with gold was placed over his face.
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