Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Pre Dynastic Burial Discovered

Archaeologists working at the ancient site of Hierakonpolis have discovered a Pre Dynastic tomb complete with artifacts and mummy of a young man. The burial is believed to have taken place around 3600 BC and will yield much information as it is rare for such an old internment to survive.

The term mummy is being used to describe the occupant of the tomb though the art of mummification had not yet been developed.

Photo: Luxor Times/Renee Friedman

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