New archeological finds made in Egypt

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Sat, 2021-01-30 19:52

CAIRO: The Egyptian-Dominican mission of the Santo Domingo University, headed by Kathleen Martinez and which has been working at the Tabosiris Magna Temple in western Alexandria, has uncovered 16 stone-carved burials.

The mission has revealed several mummies in a poor state of preservation but that nonetheless highlight the characteristics of mummification in Greco-Roman antiquity.

Amulets of gold foil in the form of tongues were placed in the mouths of the mummies as part of a special ritual to ensure the ability of the dead to speak in the other world.

The archaeological team said the most important finds were two mummies that preserved the remains of scrolls and parts of the cartonnage layer. (Shutterstock/File Photo/Illustrative purposes only)
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