Egyptian archaeologists discover ancient 'mummification workshop' in 2,000 year-old ancient burial site near pyramids

Posted by The King Slayer 2018 years ago in News
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Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered a 2,000-year-old burial shaft and mummification workshop buried deep underground.

Today experts shared details of their amazing discovery - after uncovering the shaft and 35 mummies in the south of Cairo in April this year.

Archaeologists are hoping their big find will provide a fresh insight into the oils used by ancient Egyptians to mummify the dead.

Hundreds of stone statues, jars and vessels used in the mummification process were excavated from the burial chambers.

The burial shaft is thought to be more than 2,000 years old and dates back to the Saite-Persian period - around 664-404 BC.

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