Archaeological team from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, United States find historic sites in Egypt, which is an ancient graveyard into a dwelling for more than 1 million mummies.
The cemetery was called Fag el-Gamous - which literally means 'the Buffalo Water Way', as the name of the street near the cemetery. So that was quoted by DailyMail on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.
|Scientists have already excavated more than 1,700 mummies, preserved by the hot dry desert in the Faiyum region of Egypt about 60 miles (96km) south of Cairo. They believe there are around a million to be found. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1C1B0Nx)|
These findings obtained by a team of American archaeologists after a long research in a number of pyramids around the cemetery for about 30 years. During this period, they found more than 1 million mummies.
|The mummies were found in deep shafts hacked into the limestone bedrock beneath the surface of the desert. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1C1B0Nx)|
From The location structure, the scientists believe that the millions of mummies were buried in about 1,500 years ago when the Byzantine or Eastern Roman Empire ruled Egypt from Ages 1st to 7th century AD.
"We believe this cemetery is a place for more than 1 million mummies. The place is very spacious and 'solid'," said Kerry Muhleistein, the archaeologist chairman who is also Professor in the Ancient Book of Brigham Young University.
On the exposure which conveyed by Kerry in his presentation at the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities Scholars Colloquium in Toronto, in November 2014.
He explained, the funeral is not the final resting place for kings or nobles, but ordinary people. Because millions of mummies buried without a coffin. "I'm not sure whether the mummy in this place are those who also was mummified or embalmed in bulk," said Kerry.
Archaeologists also found a number of valuable items that allegedly belonged to the mummies. For example, linen, mirror, and colorful shoes. "There are a lot of possessions they had and placed in this cemetery."
Furthermore, said Kerry, other findings are a child mummy that buried with some adults mummies. This small mummy was wearing a necklace and two bracelets on each arm.
|A mummified 18 month old girl with bracelets still on both arms was recently found at the Fag el-Gamous site. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1C1B0Nx)|
Researchers suspect that the little mummy is a 18 month old baby girl. With the way the bodies were so maximum burial indicates that the family is very fond of her.
"We found evidence that they tried to embalm the corpse to the maximum. The fingers and toenails, tongue and brains preserved extraordinary," said Kerry. "They managed to do it perfectly. That's beautiful funeral for her."
From where the actual origin of those mummies? Can not be ascertained. Archaeologists are still investigating. There are allegations that they are citizens of the Ancient City of Philadelphia in Egypt, but the size of a small town, not comparable to the width of the cemetery were found.
Meanwhile, a small pyramid near cemetery is built on more than 4,500 years ago, 2,000 years older than the funeral.
Furthermore physically, the mummies were measuring 7 feet or about two meters. The outstanding high at that time, where the population is undernourished. "It's really incredible. We've found the mummified man more than 2 meters high, and too high to put this funeral," said Kerry. Hence, he was buried with a stooped posture.
Previous findings stated that the mummies are blond and red. "These allegations reap if they live clustered in one area or move," said Kerry. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DAILYMAIL]
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