HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Science » Anthropology (Group) » Egypt archaeology: Gold-c...

Thu Jan 26, 2023, 06:14 PM

Egypt archaeology: Gold-covered mummy among latest discoveries

One of four newly discovered tombs at the Saqqara archaeological site south of Cairo

By Kathryn Armstrong
BBC News

Archaeologists say they have found a gold leaf-covered mummy sealed inside a sarcophagus that had not been opened for 4,300 years.

The mummy, the remains of a man named Hekashepes, is thought to be one of the oldest and most complete non-royal corpses ever found in Egypt.

It was discovered down a 15m (50ft) shaft at a burial site south of Cairo, Saqqara, where three other tombs were found.

One tomb belonged to a "secret keeper".

The largest of the mummies that were unearthed at the ancient necropolis is said to belong to a man called Khnumdjedef - a priest, inspector and supervisor of nobles.


0 replies, 955 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Reply to this thread