Saturday, May 13, 2017

17 Mummies Discovered

A very interesting discovery at an animal necropolis south of Cairo at the Minya archaeological site. Among the mummies is also one that appears intact complete with a garland on top the shrouded body.

The apparent lack of offerings may point to the mummies being from the Third Intermediate Period or later. Many of the mummies appear to be quite deteriorated. Most of the bodies are without coffins though there are at least one stone and one terracotta sarcophagi.


Egypt Today