Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Mummies with golden tongues unearthed in Egypt

Archaeologists have unearthed 2,000-year-old mummies with golden tongues at Alexandria's Taposiris Magna temple. 16 burials in rock-cut tombs contained poorly preserved mummies.

It's thought the dead were given gold foil amulets shaped like tongues so that they could speak before the court of the god Osiris in the afterlife. Osiris was lord of the underworld and judge of the dead.