Egypt unearths eight mummies

CAIRO – Egyptian officials unearthed eight mummies, 10 colorful sarcophagi and numerous figurines in 3,500-year-old tombs, the Ministry of Antiquities announced Tuesday.

An Egyptian archaeological mission found the tombs in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis near Luxor in southern Egypt. The main T-shaped tomb belonged to a city judge named Userhat and is typical of New Kingdom noblemen tombs, the ministry said in a statement.

This coffin is among the treasures archaeologists found in 3,500-year-old tombs near Luxor, Egypt.

The mission removed 450 cubic meters of debris, revealing the entrance of the main tomb and the two joint tombs.

Excavation work is in full swing “to reveal the secrets of these two tombs,” the ministry added.

The inner chamber of the main tomb houses a collection of sarcophagi from the 21st Dynasty and mummies wrapped in linen, according to the ministry. The sarcophagi are in good condition, it added.

The archaeologists also discovered ushabti funerary figurines made of faience, terra cotta and wood as well as a collection of clay pots, the ministry said.

In another room, the mission found “a collection of ushabti figurines, wooden masks and a handle of a sarcophagus lid was unearthed,” the statement said.

Source: (CNN)

3 Responses to Egypt unearths eight mummies

  1. Jennifer April 18, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Now this what I call true grave robbing. My god, you mean to tell me that the devil cannot even let the dead rest in peace. Then we bout here want to talk about the soil technicians finding gold rings, teeth, chains etc, labeling them grave robbers.
    I wonder what color those people would have been.

  2. MenaceIIBabylon April 20, 2017 at 2:36 am

  3. MenaceIIBabylon April 20, 2017 at 3:01 am

    Ashra Kwesi…. Loads of informative videos on YouTube.

    “Just think,” de Volney declared incredulously, “that this race of Black men, today our slave and the object of our scorn, is the very race to which we owe our arts, sciences, and even the use of speech! Just imagine, finally, that it is in the midst of people who call themselves the greatest friends of liberty and humanity that one has approved the most barbarous slavery, and questioned whether Black men have the same kind of intelligence as whites!

    “In other words the ancient Egyptians were true Negroes of the same stock as all the autochthonous peoples of Africa and from the datum one sees how their race, after some centuries of mixing with the blood of Romans and Greeks, must have lost the full blackness of its original color but retained the impress of its original mould.”

    M. Constantine de Volney, Travels through Syria and Egypt in the Years 1783, 1784, and 1785 (London: 1787), p. 80-83.


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