THE newly ordained priests of Antinous were busily overseeing the mummification of his body in the 72 days between his death in late October of the year 130 and early January of 131, many experts believe.
Hadrian founded the city of Antinoopolis on the banks of the Nile where Antinous died and proclaimed the new religion.
While the Emperor continued his tour of Egypt, the priests scurried to carry out his imperial commission.
We do not know for certain what transpired with the remains of Antinous ... or whether they were ever retrieved from the Nile. Perhaps they were cremated. But perhaps the body was mummified.
Using an Antinous Action Figure, we can demonstrate how it may have been done:
No one knows the location of the Lost Tomb of Antinous.