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Archaeologists find 2,500-year-old mummies in 100 sealed coffins in Cairo

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Archaeologists find 2,500-year-old mummies in 100 sealed coffins in Cairo

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).

Archaeologists find 2,500-year-old mummies in 100 sealed coffins in Cairo 1

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.

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