Ancient Mummy Warehouse found in Egypt

A strange warehouse, 36 feet under ground and containing 30 Egyptian mummies has been found at the vast necropolis of Saqqara outside Cairo. The tomb is thought to be about 2,600 years old and from the 26th dynasty, which was Egypt’s last independent kingdom before it was overthrown by the Persians. The new tomb was announced by Zahi Hawass, secretary-general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities and contains 8 mummies in stone coffins, or sarcophagi and another 22 mummies set in iches along the walls. His assitant Abdel Hakim Karar said it was unusual for mummies of this late period to be stored in rocky niches. “Niches were known … Continue reading Ancient Mummy Warehouse found in Egypt