Archeologists discover 17 mostly intact mummies in Egyptian necropolis

17 mostly intact mummies have been discovered in Egyptian necropolis in Minya.

The find is especially important because it’s the first human necropolis to be discovered in Minya.

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Mummies in newly discovered burial site in Minya, Egypt. via Reuters

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered catacombs in the country’s Minya province – 250 kilometers south of Cairo – which they say contain at least 17 mostly intact mummies. The mummies – most probably non-royal ancient Egyptians – are yet to be dated.

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The new necropolis may contain up to 32 mummies. via Reuters

The ancient site – discovered using radar at a depth of eight meters – may host up to 32 mummies, including those of women, children, and babies.

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The new burial site is situated about 8 meters below the surface. via Reuters

The catacombs contain limestone and clay sarcophagi, animal coffins, as well as papyri inscribed with Demotic script.

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Unprecedented, because it’s the first human necropolis to be discovered in Minya via Reuters

The find is especially important, unprecedented, because it’s the first human necropolis to be discovered in Minya.

Another amazing archeological discovery in Egypt.

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