Mummies have been found in at least 100 ancient coffins unearthed in a huge cemetery in Egypt.
Colorful, sealed sarcophagi and statues that were buried more than 2,500 years ago were displayed in a makeshift exhibition at the foot of the famous step pyramid by Djoser in Saqqara.
Archaeologists opened a coffin containing a well-preserved mummy wrapped in cloth in the vast City of the Dead south of Cairo.
They also took x-rays of the structures of the ancient mummy and showed how the body had been preserved in the necropolis.
Tourism Minister Khaled el-Anany said the items discovered were from the Ptolemaic dynasty, which ruled Egypt for about 300 years – from about 320 BC. Until about 30 BC And the late period (664-332 BC).
The Spiegel reported last month how archaeologists in Saqqara found 59 well-preserved and sealed wooden coffins.
The mummified remains inside were also wrapped in a shroud, which was covered with colorful hieroglyphic inscriptions.
The brains of the mummies were removed through the nose with iron hooks after the organ was liquefied with a mixture of chemicals.