17 Mummies Found in Ancient Burial Chamber in Egypt
The archaeologists in Egypt have found 17 mummies inside catcombs in Minya province situated at the south of Cairo, as announced by the ministry of antiquities on Saturday, the 13th of May. This discovery is the first human graveyard unveiled in central Egypt containing so many mummies. This revelation has been confirmed by Salah al-Kholi who is a professor of Egyptology heading the mission which made the discovery in the district in central Egypt.
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The shafts used for burial were found there at the digging sites which lead to numerous corridors inside the designs of mummies, said the ministry.
The design housed 17 non royal mummies. The discovery, according to minister as told to a press conference is an important & unprecedented because it’s the first human cemetery founded in the area. The site hails back to the period of Greco Roman among third century BC and third century AD. One month ago the archaeologists discovered 6 mummies in colorful wooden coffins with more than 1000 crematory statues in 3500 year old tomb in Luxor city.
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Along with the mummies, a golden sheet of ancient Egyptian script found with a number of burial boxes made of lime and clay. The coffins of birds and animals were also there according to the ministry. But the mummies are not yet dated. However ministry says that it belongs to late period spanning up to 300 years ago when great Alexander conquered Egypt in 332 BC.
This can also result in more discoveries like this in the area. This site is quite near to an animal cemetery. This work is still in the beginning phase. This is the second of its kind of discovery of mummies announced with fanfare by the government in a month. Last month, the ministry invited reports of south Luxor city to uncover eight mummies found in 3500 year old tomb which belonged to a nobleman.
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These discoveries are boon for the cash impoverished Egyptian government, form the city’s glorious past being a struggle to attract tourists who are scared off through Islamic states militants attacks. Antiquities are the main power of Egypt which distinguishes it with other nations. News related tot his attracts the whole world to Egypt.
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Millions of tourists visit Egypt every year to see the pyramids of Giza which are the only surviving monument of the seven wonders of ancient world.