Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Crypt Full of Mummies

This is an article on a medieval crypt recently discovered in Northern Sudan which may contain the remains of a powerful archbishop. The whitewashed walls of the tomb have been heavily inscribed with Christian writings in Greek and Coptic meant to protect the occupants.

The crypt contained the remains of seven men older than 40 years and lightly dressed in linen though much of the material has disintegrated.

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