Skip to comments.About 50 Mummies Discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings
Posted on 04/29/2014 4:15:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
CAIRO Remains of about 50 mummies, including newborn babies, thought to belong to the 18th Dynasty were found in a huge tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said Monday.
Wooden coffins and death masks were found beside the bodies, probably dating from the New Kingdom, state news agency MENA quoted Ibrahim as saying.
The New Kingdom takes in Egypt's 18th, 19th and 20th pharaonic dynasties, dating between about 1567 and 1085 B.C.
According to initial studies of the find, princes and princesses were among the bodies found in the tomb, which had been raided in previous eras, MENA reported.
The discovery was made by a Swiss team from the University of Basel working with the Egyptian government.
Antiquities are vital to Egypt's tourist trade. However, the country has been beset by insecurity and political chaos in the three years since the Arab Spring, and as a result Egyptian officials have failed to secure ancient sites and stop theft from museums, mosques, stores and illegal excavations.
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:’) Thanks, my pleasure!
i am too stupoid to understand this but i can read hierolyphs— lemme chk this out on the papayri and the Turin codex et alii
Muscular contraction in cadavers in the morgue would take getting used to, I think, if I worked there. ;’) Mumnmies have never bothered me at all, because, y’know, they’re really, really dead, and most of their internal organs, including their brain tissue, is in some jars in the corner.
Still no update:
KV 40 (Unknown) is located in the south branch of the southwest wadi. Only the upper part of the shaft is accessible; the rest is filled with rubble, and nothing is known about the tomb’s layout. Discovered and excavated in 1899 by Victor Loret, but no report was ever published.
That was no mummy. That was my wife...Queen Morgan Hotten-Totten Fairchild! Yeah!
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