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8 coffins uncovered at archaeological area of Dahshour

Tue, Nov. 27, 2018
CAIRO – 27 November 2018: The Egyptian archaeological mission working in the south-east of King Amenemhat II's pyramid uncovered a number of archaeological burials that include coffins at the archaeological area of Dahshour.

The mission's Manager and Head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziry, said that the mission started working in this area in August 2018.

Inside the burials, the mission discovered eight coffins made of limestone that house mummies covered with a layer of coloured cardboard in the shape of a human being.


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Waziry explained that three of the discovered mummies are in good condition and date back to the late era, stressing that the coffins are now in the warehouse for restoration.

He added that the pictures of the coffins were presented to the Committee of Museums to be placed in the museums’ exhibitions established by the Ministry of Antiquities inside Egypt.

Minister of Antiquities Khaled el-Anany announced on November 24 the discovery of Mut Temple’s Tomb.

The sarcophagus dates back to the 18th dynasty and houses a mummy wrapped in linen in a very good condition.

The first examination of the mummy revealed it was restored and re-wrapped in linen during the late period.

The sarcophagus was discovered by an archaeological mission affiliated to the French University of Strasbourg in the vicinity of tomb TT33 in the West Bank of Luxor.


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