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Egypt unveils 2,500-year-old mummy at forgotten cemetery

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By ITN News Editor April 9, 2019 11:56

Egypt unveils 2,500-year-old mummy at forgotten cemetery

Egypt has unveiled the 2,500-year-old mummy of a high priest at an ancient cemetery south of Cairo. Egyptologist Zahi Hawass and an Egyptian team opened three sealed sarcophagi from the 26th Dynasty. One contained the well-preserved mummy of a powerful priest, wrapped in linen and decorated with a golden figure depicting Isis, an ancient Egyptian goddess. The team also opened two other sarcophagi, one containing a female mummy decorated with blue beads and another with a father in a family tomb.

The finds were revealed live on air on the Discovery Channel. At the burial site in Minya province, the team also found a rare wax head.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 9, 2019 11:56

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