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Monday, November 28, 2016

3,000 year-old mummy found intact in Luxor

A mummy in intact condition is said to date from between 1075 BC and 664 BC near Luxor in Temple of Millions of Years, Egypt. According to head of the ancient Egyptian antiquities department of the ministry, Mahmoud Afifi, the mummy came from the 21st dynasty.
Temple of Million Years in Luxor, Egypt. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1g7vNH)
This finding is claimed by Spaniard archaeologists as one of the most historic. Tomb of mummies alleged resting place of a man is estimated possibility to come from the middle period of the third dynasty up to 21st.
Pits where a 3,000 year old mummy was found in Luxor, Egypt. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1g7vNH)
"The tomb was discovered at the southern enclosure wall of the Temple of Millions of Years," said Mahmoud Afifi head of the ancient Egyptian antiquities department of the ministry, as quoted by LiveScience, on Saturday, November 19, 2016.

The mummy, bound with linen stuck together with plaster, was in a brightly coloured wooden sarcophagus buried near a temple from the era of the warrior king Thutmose III. The tomb was likely to have belonged to a nobleman named Amenrenef, who held the title of "Servant of the King's House," the ministry said.
Sarcophagus containing the mummy that has been found near Luxor. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1gBReK)
"When the temple no longer functioned, the area was used as necropolis (the large ancient cemetery with elaborate tomb monuments)," said the head of the Spaniard archaeological team Myriam Seco Alvarez. 

Alvares and her team has been working at the temple since 2008 to record inscriptions and decorations, including a solar symbol that symbolizes the Goddess Isis and Nephthys. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LIVESCIENCE | THE GUARDIAN]
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