Are eight mummies housed in their coffins
Have kept their colors with the vivacity of the first day
They discover the tomb of a supervisor of mummification
In shades of blue, brown and green the cartons of the sarcophagus is still kept intact in the face of those who inhabited the coffin for close to three millennia. A mission of egyptian archaeologists has just found eight graves with their respective mummies housed in boxes that have retained their colors with the vivacity of the first day.
The last discovery of egyptology has been produced under the sands of the royal necropolis of Dahshur, a perimeter dotted with pyramids located about 40 kilometres south of Cairo, and that -along with those of Abusir, Saqara and Giza -, are the Heritage of Humanity of Unesco. The tombs have been located precisely in the northeast of the black pyramid of pharaoh Amenemhat II, during the work of excavation.
"The burial containing eight sarcophagi of limestone with mummies inside, three of which are in a very good state of conservation," says Mustafa al-Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. Embedded in the stone, the sarcophagi, anthropomorphic look to a carton exquisitely adorned with the portrait of the deceased and various religious scenes that are spread all across his body.unknown View of the royal necropolis of Dahshur, where they found the mummies M. OF EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES
The skeletons dusted the cemetery, whose identity is still unknown, they found eternal rest in its confines during the late period or low period, a period of egyptian history that runs from 664 until 332.C. and in the last monarchs by local rule a land that ends up in the hands of Alexander the Great and the dynasty ptolemáica.
His presence in Dahshur is an imprint of the use over time of the necropolis that was raised by the pharaoh Esnofru (2614-2579 to. C.), father of Cheops and forerunner of the true pyramids. In its arid geography are the pyramids rhomboid -with its double tilt caused by the changes suffered half of work - and the imposing red, the first smooth surfaces that paved the way for the technical petted the perfection in the polyhedra of the Giza plateau.
The cemetery pharaonic, next to a barracks of army and a victim of episodes of dispossession in 2012, continues to provide surprises. Last year poked a burial chamber of the daughter of a pharaoh during to 3,700 years had remained away from the spotlight, a month after that they will locate the remains of the pyramid of his father, the monarch of the THIRTEENTH dynasty Ameny Qemau. In the room, it found a box with the remains of the princess: the liver, the intestine, the stomach and the lungs.
authorities suspect to allocate the sarcophagi recently discovered -after his mandatory for the operating room, the thorough examination of your aches and cleaning - some of the new museums that are built on the shores of the Red sea, in the resort cities of Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada.
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