ADVERTISEMENTREMOVE AD

Archaeologists Unearth Mummies From An Ancient Egypt Necropolis

17 mummies are perfectly preserved, and are believed to belong to officials and priests.

Published
News Videos
1 min read
Aa
Aa
Small
Aa
Medium
Aa
Large
ADVERTISEMENTREMOVE AD

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 2300-year-old necropolis in the village of Tuna-al-Gabal, 220 kilometres south of Cairo. A necropolis is a cemetery, especially a large one belonging to an ancient city.

Among the dozens of mummies found in the necropolis, 17 are in a perfectly preserved state and are believed to belong to high-ranked officials and priests.

In the region's first such find, six sarcophagi, two clay coffins, various pieces of crockery, coins, and papyri were also unearthed.

As the dig is still in its primary stages, many more finds are expected to surface in the coming weeks.

Video Editor: Sandeep Suman

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)

Speaking truth to power requires allies like you.
Become a Member
Read More
×
×