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250 New Mummies Found Underground

Egyptian authorities announced that the work that has been going on for years in the Saqqara necropolis, located in the south of Cairo, has concluded. As a result of the study, 150 bronze statues of ancient gods and goddesses and 250 mummies containing other ancient artifacts were found in the excavation area. On the other hand, officials stated that a papyrus thought to belong to the Book of the Dead was also found in the artifacts found.

Archaeological researches in the historical Saqqara region, which was used as a settlement in ancient Egypt and where the tombs of kings are located, date back to BC. 250 mummies and 150 statues were found, estimated to date back to 500 BC. According to the news of the “Sada el-Beled” channel in the country, new artifacts belonging to the ancient period of Egypt were found during archaeological excavations in the historical Saqqara region in the city of Giza. It was stated that 250 mummies and 150 statues were unearthed in the Sakkara region, where archaeological excavations have been continuing since 2018.

Bronze Sculptures Discovered

Mustafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt, told the press that an Egyptian archeology team working at the Bubastian Cemetery discovered bronze statues of Late Ancient Egypt in a small secret area in Egypt. region.

Fragment of the Book of the Dead Found

On the other hand, a papyrus was found in one of the tombs containing 250 mummies, which is thought to contain fragments from the “Book of the Dead”.

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