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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mummy Burial Chamber Found In Egypt

Above, Boris Karloff in The Mummy (1932). Universal Pictures.

Almost as if the gods wanted to help revive Egypt's tourism industry, a burial chamber of mummies has been found.

According to The Japan News (Yomiuri Shimbun):
MINYA, Egypt (Reuters) — Egypt has unearthed an ancient burial site replete with at least 17 mummies, most fully intact, the latest in a string of discoveries that the country’s antiquities minister described as a helping hand from the crypt for its struggling tourism sector. 
The funerary site, uncovered eight meters below ground in Minya, a province about 250 km, south of Cairo, contained limestone and clay sarcophagi, animal coffins, and papyrus inscribed with Demotic script. 
The burial chamber was first detected last year by a team of Cairo University students using radar.
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