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Mummies, embalming equipment discovered south of Pyramid of Unas in Egypt's Saqqara

The ministry told Ahram Online that the discovery includes a collection of inscribed mummification vessel measuring cups

Nevine El-Aref , Monday 9 Jul 2018
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The Ministry of Antiquities is set to announce the discovery of a number of mummies and embalming equipment at the Saqqara necropolis on Saturday.

The ministry told Ahram Online that the discovery includes a collection of inscribed mummification vessel measuring cups.

A communal burial shaft was also discovered where a large number of mummies were buried.

The mummies were buried in both wooden coffins and large sarcophagi, and amulets, gemstones and precious metal objects were found.

A golden mask that was discovered will be displayed along with other objects during a press conference held by the ministry on Saturday.

The discovery was made in collaboration with a German archaeological mission, close to the Pyramid of Unas.

 

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