Friday, June 14, 2024

‘Oldest and Most Complete’ Mummy Found in Egypt

Egyptian archaeologists have revealed a Pharaonic tomb near the capital, Cairo consisting what may be the oldest and “most complete” mummy yet to be discovered in the country.

The 4,300-year-old mummy was found at the bottom around 15-metre (49-foot) shaft in a latest uncovered group of tombs dating back to the 5th & 6th dynasties of the Old Kingdom near the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, Zahi Hawass, director of the team, confirmed by reporters recently.

It was named Hekashepes, featured a “gold-leaf covering” and was in a limestone sarcophagus had been seized in mortar.

“I put my head inside to see what was inside the sarcophagus: a beautiful mummy of a man completely covered in layers of gold,” Hawass said. “This mummy may be the oldest and most complete mummy found in Egypt to date.”

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