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.
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.
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.
The catacombs contain limestone and clay sarcophagi, animal coffins, as well as papyri inscribed with Demotic script.
The find is especially important, unprecedented, because it’s the first human necropolis to be discovered in Minya.
Another amazing archeological discovery in Egypt.