See newly discovered tomb full of mummies

    Egyptians archaeologists, at Tuna El-Gebel site in Minya, South of Cairo has unearthed a tomb buried nine metre deep containing four chambers housing tons of mummies.

    According to the archaeologists, the mummies including 12 children were counted to be 50 in number, their identities could not be determined, but  using mummification method, they were believed to be important dignitaries holding high position during their time, probably lived during the Ptolemaic period (305-30BC).

    Some of the mummies were found wrapped in linen while others were placed in stone coffins or wooden sarcophagi.

    40 of the mummies were exhibited on site during the announcement ceremony in the presence of many visitors including many ambassadors from different countries.

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