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  • Thursday ,12 July 2018
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Mummies, embalming equipment discovered south of Pyramid of Unas in Egypts Saqqara

By-Ahram

Light News

00:07

Wednesday ,11 July 2018

Mummies, embalming equipment discovered south of Pyramid of Unas in Egypts Saqqara

The Ministry of Antiquities is set to announce the discovery of a number of mummies and embalming equipment at the Saqqara necropolis on Saturday.

The ministry told Ahram Online that the discovery includes a collection of inscribed mummification vessel measuring cups.
 
A communal burial shaft was also discovered where a large number of mummies were buried.
 
The mummies were buried in both wooden coffins and large sarcophagi, and amulets, gemstones and precious metal objects were found.
 
A golden mask that was discovered will be displayed along with other objects during a press conference held by the ministry on Saturday.
 
The discovery was made in collaboration with a German archaeological mission, close to the Pyramid of Unas.