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Archaeologists in Egypt discover ancient mummification workshop
FoxNews/Science ^ | July 15, 2018

Posted on 07/15/2018 10:09:58 AM PDT by ETL

Archaeologists in Egypt made a surprising discovery dating back more 2,500 years near the country's famed pyramids south of Cairo.

Their findings, which include a mummification workshop and a shaft, used as a communal burial place, are located at the vast Saqqara necropolis part of the Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Memphis was the first capital of ancient Egypt and its large necropolis houses a wide range of temples and tombs as well as the three pyramids of Giza.

The latest find, announced at a press conference Saturday, belongs to the Saite-Persian Period, from 664-404 B.C. The site, which lies south of Unas pyramid, was last excavated more than 100 years ago, in 1900.

Among the artifacts found were a gilded silver mummy mask, fragments of mummy cartonnages, canopic cylindrical jars and marl clay and faience cups. Many will be displayed in the under-construction Grand Egyptian Museum, the first phase of which is expected to be inaugurated later this year.

Down the 30-meter-deep shaft lie several mummies, wooden coffins and sarcophagi. The shaft is comprised of burial chambers carved into the bedrock lining the sides of two hallways.

In mummification workshop, an embalmer's cachette was found that archaeologists believe will reveal more about the oils used in the mummification process in the 26th Dynasty.

"We are in front of a goldmine of information about the chemical composition of these oils," Archaeologist Ramadan Hussein said at the press conference, reports the Associated Press.

"It's only the beginning," added Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani.

Egypt has gone at great length to revive its vital tourism industry, still reeling from the political turmoil that followed a 2011 popular uprising. It hopes such discoveries, along with the inauguration of the museum at the Giza plateau, will help encourage more tourists to visit.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History
KEYWORDS: 19thdynasty; 26thdynasty; ancientautopsies; catastrophism; egypt; giza; godsgravesglyphs; newkingdom; pyramidofunas; saqqara
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New discovery near Egypts pyramids reveals mummification workshop

1 posted on 07/15/2018 10:09:58 AM PDT by ETL
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To: ETL

Title is misleading or link is wrong.


2 posted on 07/15/2018 10:11:39 AM PDT by rstrahan
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To: SunkenCiv
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3 posted on 07/15/2018 10:11:56 AM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: ETL

The headline about an iceberg in Greenland, doesn’t match the story of an Egyptian mummy.


4 posted on 07/15/2018 10:11:57 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ETL

strange looking iceberg


5 posted on 07/15/2018 10:12:35 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Liberalism: Intolerance masquerading as tolerance)
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To: ETL

Mummies and icebergs.....hmmm...weird twist


6 posted on 07/15/2018 10:12:43 AM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-....8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: rstrahan

Oops! Sorry, that was another article I was considering posting.


7 posted on 07/15/2018 10:13:04 AM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: rstrahan; All
Title should be:

Archaeologists in Egypt discover ancient mummification worskshop


8 posted on 07/15/2018 10:15:37 AM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: ETL

Here you could use this.

https://youtu.be/EXWQEDGAPFg


9 posted on 07/15/2018 10:15:49 AM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-....8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: ETL

Headline does not match story.
I wanted to find out about this most unfortunate Greenland village being approached by an icy behemoth.
Might be a good time to take a quick trip to Montreal, Ca.


10 posted on 07/15/2018 10:16:31 AM PDT by lee martell
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> Title is misleading or link is wrong. <

Maybe the iceberg formed in Egypt, then floated to Greenland.


11 posted on 07/15/2018 10:16:45 AM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: ETL

Title no match for article.


12 posted on 07/15/2018 10:16:55 AM PDT by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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To: ETL

So YOU will be responsible when some idiot Tweets that there was an iceberg spotted off the coast of Egypt!!!

:-)

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13 posted on 07/15/2018 10:17:35 AM PDT by Mears
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To: lee martell
Here is the Iceberg article...
14 posted on 07/15/2018 10:17:40 AM PDT by C210N (Republicans sign check fronts; 'Rats sign check backs.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Well, until the Mods can change the title, here's this...

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Lol!

15 posted on 07/15/2018 10:18:07 AM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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Headline does not match story. I wanted to find out about this most unfortunate Greenland village being approached by an icy behemoth.

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16 posted on 07/15/2018 10:21:06 AM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: Leaning Right
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17 posted on 07/15/2018 10:24:55 AM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: ETL

Totally Bizarre...

ALIENS?


18 posted on 07/15/2018 10:27:55 AM PDT by Big Red Badger (UNSCANABLE in an IDIOCRACY)
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To: ETL

There’s nothing whatsoever in the story about an iceberg.


19 posted on 07/15/2018 10:29:37 AM PDT by dinodino
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To: C210N

Thanks.
That little town is destined to be literally wiped off the map. Time to back your bags and get out of town.
They sit there, in the shadows of the Giants’ raised boot.
The Giant is about to Stomp!


20 posted on 07/15/2018 10:29:44 AM PDT by lee martell
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