It has been a long 35 years for Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. The celebrity couple recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary together and shared a sweet photo on social media. The cute snap perfectly showcased the love of the couple at their milestone moment and their celebrity friends jumped in to congratulate them.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, both aged 66, first met back in 1981 on the set of the ABC sitcom Bosom Buddies. Hanks was married at that time to Samantha Lewes. The pair were good friends at first, but their mutual attraction started to grow. Finally, in 1986, they made their relationship public. After two years, Tom Hanks got divorced from Lewes and married Wilson. The couple has two children together, Chester “Chet” Hanks and Truman Theodore Hanks. Wilson also became stepmother to Tom Hanks’ older kids, Colin and Elizabeth. The famous couple recently achieved a relationship milestone of spending 35 years together.
The couple spent their 35th wedding anniversary together at their home with a sweet celebration. Singer-songwriter Rita Wilson recently shared the most precious moment of the day with her fans and followers on her Instagram account by uploading a photo of her loving husband presenting her with a cake. The photo shows the Forrest Gump actor Tom Hanks looking at his giddy wife with loving admiration while handing her a beautiful yellow frosted cake with Happy Anniversary written on the top of it. A-list friends of the couple were quick to congratulate them in the comments of the photo. While Leslie Odom Jr. commented, “Just Beautiful! Congratulations,” Nia Vardalos penned, “Happy Anniversary you beautiful kids!!!!” But Jessica Capshaw’s comment was the shortest and right on point, as she just wrote, “The best.”
Just recently, researchers discovered the first known pregnant mummy. The find is not only spectacular in that it’s the first of its kind, but it also came as a surprise to scientists who expected to discover the remains of a male priest and not a pregnant female.
The Pregnant Mummy Dates Back to the First Century
Although the mummy had been kept at the University of Warsaw in Poland since 1826 when it was donated, it wasn’t until recently that scientists did a detailed analysis to learn more about the remains. A team of researchers was studying the collection of animal and human mummies at the National Museum in Warsaw when they stumbled upon the pregnant mummy.
The cartonnage case and coffin where the remains were held were made for a male priest named Hor-Djehuty, which really baffled researchers when the CT and X-ray scans revealed the mummy was actually a female. The results showed the remains belonged to a woman who had died between the age of 20 and 30, and she was about 6.5-7.5 months pregnant at the time of her death. The woman lived in Egypt during the first century.
Many Unanswered Questions
Although, as customary, the woman’s lungs, heart, liver, and stomach were mummified and placed back into her body, her fetus had been similarly treated. That’s why researchers aren’t able to determine the sex of the fetus or explain why it was left in the womb. Some theorize that people may have left the fetus untouched because they considered it a vital part of its mother’s body, but without evidence, there’s room for further speculation.
Another major question that scientists are yet to answer is why the female mummy was found in a male coffin. It may have been the result of illegal excavations and looting, researchers speculate. Their theory is backed by damage found on the mummy’s wrappings which may have been caused by robbers meddling with the remains.