Mummies with golden tongues found in the Nile Delta

(ORDO NEWS) — The archaeological mission of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities of Egypt, during excavations in the governorate of Menufia, discovered a previously unknown part of the ancient necropolis of Quwaisna. Mummies with golden tongues were found inside.

According to Ahram Online, the discovery was made during excavations carried out in the central governorate of the Nile Delta.

Archaeologists spent three months in a previously unknown part of the necropolis.

As a result, numerous mummies with golden tongues were found. Their number, unfortunately, is not specified, but the ministry said that the necropolis “abounds with them.”

“The mummies with the golden tongues are in a poor state of conservation,” said Mustafa Waziri, general secretary of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities.

According to him, the remains of mummies covered with gold sheets, wooden anthropoid sarcophagi, a whole collection of clay pots, golden scarabs and lotus flowers were also found in the necropolis.

Many funerary stone amulets, including scarabs, and vessels have also been found that date back to the Late Ancient Egyptian, Ptolemaic, and Roman periods.

That is, the age of these objects is approximately 1900-2400 years.

Archaeologists also pay attention to the fact that the recently discovered part differs in its architectural style from the rest of the necropolis.

It was built from raw brick. This part consists of a main hall with three vaulted burial chambers and a burial shaft with two side chambers.

It should be noted that the Kuvaisna necropolis is one of the most important archaeological sites in the Nile Delta.

It contains a huge collection of tombs and burial chambers dating back to several archaeological eras. In addition, it was here that the largest number of mummified ibis – sacred birds – were found.

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