Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Mummies, artifacts found in Egypt

The Egyptian archaeological mission of the Antiquities Ministry found a limestone coffin in the shape of a human body during archaeological excavations in the northwestern part of the excavation site at Quesna quarry in Monufiya governorate.
The discovered coffin is about two meters long and about 60 cm wide. Inside it were two mummies in poor condition covered by gold chips. The ancient Quesna cemetery was used continually throughout several ages from the Late Period of ancient Egypt until the Ptolemaic era. The mission also found a bronze coin dating back to the Ptolemaic period, various crockery including vessels and plates, and parts of bronze nails.