Archaeologists discover mummies from Greco Roman period in Egypt

January 22nd, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by admin  

Cairo, Jan 22 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered several well preserved mummies, covered with cartonage, from the Greco Roman period in Fayyoum, Egypt.

According to Egypt State Information Service, the Egyptian antiquities mission made these findings.

One of the caskets contained a badly decayed mummy with a golden face mask, said Zahi Hawass, the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

Some of the mummies were covered with eight layers of linen and tied with rope, he added.

The mission also unearthed three caskets, dating back to the Ptolemaic Age and adorned with funereal paintings from the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead.

The mission also discovered necklaces, other jewellery and cloth painted with an anchor and key motif. (ANI)

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