In Central Egypt, archaeologists have found ancient mummies 17
The finding may be relevant to the times of Hellenistic and Roman Egypt, approximately between the fourth century BC and III century ad
Moscow. May 13. INTERFAX.RU — Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed in the province of Minya South of Cairo 17 ancient mummies, reported on Saturday by the Western media, citing the Ministry of antiquities of Egypt.
17 mummies discovered in central Egypt: Antiquities ministry – Hindustan Times https://t.co/5z3PHn59oI
— Antiquity View (@AntiquityView) may 13, 2017
The burial was discovered last year thanks to the scanning ground radar. Further excavation in this place revealed the underground corridors where they kept the mummy.
17 #newly discovered mummies buried in cemetery Minya#Egypt #tourism #Pharaos https://t.co/fpQOEokuSJ
— Daily News Egypt (@DailyNewsEgypt) may 13, 2017
Together with them, the archaeologists have found sarcophagi, burial of animals and papyri with writing.
Accurate Dating of mummies yet, but it is assumed that the discovery is relevant to the times of Hellenistic and Roman Egypt, approximately between the fourth century BC and III century ad
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— DutchNewspapers (@DutchNewspapers) may 13, 2017
Cairo University Professor Salah al-Holi, head of the archaeological research, in turn, said that this discovery is unprecedented. He said that scientists have found the first such mass burial of the ancient people in Central Egypt.