Overseas Network February 3rd The Egyptian archaeological community has recently discovered a major discovery. Archaeologists have discovered nearly 50 millennium mummies, including 12 children, in Minya, south of Cairo.
Integrated Russian satellite news agency and other media reports, the Egyptian National Cultural Relics Department said on the 2nd that archaeologists have discovered nearly 50 mummies in Minya. The history of these mummies can be traced back to Ptolemy more than 2,000 years ago. Dynasty (Ptolemaicera).
The archaeologist Rami Rasmi said that the dozens of mummies found this time included 12 children and 6 animals, most of them dogs, and others were adult men and women. Some mummies are wrapped in burlap and some are placed in stone rafts or rafts.
The mummies are scattered in four tombs, located 9 meters underground, dating back to the Ptolemy dynasty, the early Roman period, or the Byzantine period. More than 40 of the mummies unearthed by the Egyptian side were exhibited.
The Egyptian National Department of Cultural Relics said that the ancient tombs discovered during the construction excavation in February last year were public tombs and may belong to a small middle class family. However, the Secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri, said that the identity of the mummies is still unclear because there is no name tag around the tomb.
Wakiri said that we did not find a name in hieroglyphics, but from the unearthed techniques of making mummy, they obviously have a certain degree of status and importance.
The custom of making mummy continues to the Ptolemy dynasty. The Ptolemy dynasty was a kingdom that ruled Egypt and the surrounding area between 305 BC and 30 BC after the death of Alexander the Great.