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In Photos - 18th Dynasty sarcophagus reveals well-preserved mummy in Egypt’s Luxor

The intact sarcophagus discovered earlier this month by a French mission has been opened revealing a mummy if a woman called Thuya

Nevine El-Aref , Saturday 24 Nov 2018
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After the announcement on Saturday of the newly discovered tomb of Mut Temple’s overseer of mummification, Minister of Antiquities Khaled El- Anany witnessed the opening of the sarcophagus.

French Professor Frederic Colin, head of the French mission in Tomb TT32 where the sarcophagus was found, told Ahram Online that the sarcophagus dates from the 18th dynasty and houses a very well-preserved mummy wrapped in linen.

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Early examination shows that the mummy was restored and re-wrapped in linen during the late period.

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Examination and studies will continue to learn more about the discovery. 

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