Dozens Of 4,000-Year-Old Mummies Found In Egypt

April 14, 2009

Egypt (ChattahBox) – In an exciting archaeological find, an excavation in the district of Fayoum has uncovered a number of mummies, the oldest of which is thought to be nearly 4,000-years-old.

Fifty three tombs have been found, and each one contains a practically perfect mummy, each one in fantastic condition. According to Zahi Hawass, the chief of antiquities who has been working on the excavation, these could be some of the most amazing tombs ever found.

The preservation of the colors and inscriptions within the tombs is surprising, given their age. The archaeologists also found a number of pots, jewelry pieces, masks, and other items that would have been left with the bodies during burial, in order for the souls of those leaving this world to take the items with them into the next.

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