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ROMAN-ERA MUMMY DISCOVERED

EGYPT – While preparing a site for a future youth center, archaeologists made a shocking discovery!
Archaeologists discovered 14 tombs dating back to the third century BC, including a female mummy complete with jewelry. Found in the Bahariya Oasis, the Greco-Roman tombs are believed to be part of a much larger necropolis.
Mahmoud Afifi, head archaeologists for the dig, said that the female mummy is three feet tall. The body was covered in molded plaster that shows her wearing a tunic, headscarf, necklace, bracelet and shoes. The mummy has not yet been dated, but the burial style may indicate that she was part of Egypt’s long period of Roman rule from 31 B.C. until the 7th century.
“Early investigations uncovered four anthropoid masks made of plaster, a gold fragment decorated with engravings of the four sons of Horus, and a collection of coins, and clay and glass vessels,” said Egypt’s Culture Ministry in a statement that quoted Egypt’s chief archaeologist Zahi Hawass.
The four sons of Horus – Imsety, Duamutef, Hapi and Qebehsenuef – were ancient Egyptian gods. The engravings show the influence of Egyptian religion well into the Greco-Roman period.

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