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Egypt archaeology: Gold-covered mummy among latest discoveries

Egypt archaeology: Gold-covered mummy among latest discoveries

Excavators say they have actually found a gold leaf-covered mummy sealed inside a coffin that had actually not been opened up for 4,300 years.

The mommy, the remains of a guy called Hekashepes, is believed to be one of the oldest as well as most total non-royal remains ever discovered in Egypt.

It was found down a 15m (50ft) shaft at a burial ground southern of Cairo, Saqqara, where three various other burial places were discovered.

One tomb came from a “secret keeper”.

The largest of the mummies that were unearthed at the old necropolis is stated to belong to a male called Khnumdjedef – a clergyman, inspector as well as supervisor of nobles.

One more came from a guy called Meri, that was an elderly palace authorities offered the title of “secret caretaker”, which enabled him to do unique spiritual rituals.

A judge as well as author named Fetek is believed to have actually been laid to rest in the various other burial place, where a collection of what are believed to be the biggest sculptures ever before discovered in the area had been discovered.

Numerous other things, consisting of pottery, have likewise been located amongst the tombs.


Excavator Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s former classical times preacher, has actually stated all the discoveries day from around the 25th to the 22nd centuries BC.

“This exploration is so essential as it attaches the kings with individuals living around them,” said Ali Abu Deshish, an additional archaeologist involved in the excavation.

Saqqara was an active burial ground for more than 3,000 years and also is a marked Unesco World Heritage Website. It rests at what was the old Egyptian resources Memphis as well as is home to more than a lots pyramids – consisting of the Step Pyramid, near where the shaft consisting of the mommy was discovered.

Thursday’s discovery comes simply a day after professionals in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor claimed they had actually found a total property city from the Roman age, going back to the 2nd and also 3rd centuries advertisement.

Archaeologists found property buildings, towers and what they’ve called “metal workshops” – having pots, devices as well as Roman coins.

Egypt has introduced numerous significant archaeological discoveries in recent years, as component of initiatives to revitalize its tourism sector.

The federal government wishes its Grand Egyptian Museum, which is because of open this year adhering to hold-ups, will reel in 30 million vacationers a year by 2028.

But, doubters have accused Egypt’s government of prioritising media-grabbing locates over tough academic research study in order to draw in even more tourism.

Last Updated:  27 January 2023

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