Excavation Uncovers Old Tomb With A 4,300 Years Old Mummy Inside

A team of archaeologists in Egypt has discovered a really old tomb that contains a mummy believed to be around 4,300 years old. They found it along with many other ancient artifacts.

After spending a whole year digging, the famous archaeologist Zahi Hawass revealed the findings at Gisr al-Mudir, which is also known as the Great Enclosure and is one of the oldest stone structures in Egypt. Some of the notable discoveries include Khmumdjedef, a priest from the fifth dynasty, Meri, a palace official with the intriguing title “keeper of the secrets,” and a man named Hekashepes.

Hawass stated that Hekashepes’ mummy could possibly be the oldest and most well-preserved mummy ever found in Egypt. The excavation also uncovered statues, amulets, and a remarkably intact sarcophagus.

Hawass shared his experience of peeking inside the sarcophagus and discovering a stunning sight. He found a fully covered gold-adorned mummy of a man inside. He was truly amazed.

In the past week, the researchers have made several other remarkable findings, including numerous burial sites from the New Kingdom Era (1800-1600 B.C.) near the city of Luxor.

Furthermore, a group of scientists from Cairo University recently revealed new details about a mummified teenage boy they had previously found. By using CT scans, they were able to study the intricate amulets inserted in his mummified body and analyze the elaborate burial methods, which provided insights into the boy’s high social status.

The Egyptian tombs are a major tourist attraction, and the country often promotes them to generate revenue. However, the number of visitors has declined due to various factors, such as the 2011 uprising, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the recent conflict in Ukraine.

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