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A 4300 year old mummy is discovered, thought to be the oldest in Egypt

Researchers in Egypt have discovered a pharaoh’s tomb near the Egyptian capital, Cairo. This mummy is thought to be the oldest mummy discovered in Egypt.

The 4300 year old mummy was found 15 meters below a recently discovered burial pit containing Fifth and Sixth Dynasty tombs near the Step Pyramid in Saqqara.

“This mummy may be the oldest and most complete mummy found in Egypt to date,” said Hawass, one of Egypt’s former antiquities ministers.

Among the tombs found was one belonging to Khnumdjedef, a priest who oversaw the nobility during the reign of Unas, the last pharaoh of the fifth dynasty. His tomb was decorated with scenes of everyday life.

Another tomb belonged to Meri, “the keeper of secrets and assistant to the great leader of the palace”.

Numerous statues were also found among the tombs, including one representing a man, his wife and several servants.




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