Almost 60 royal mummies discovered in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings

mummy mask unearthed29/04/2014 (Al Ahram Online – Egypt): A cache of royal mummies has been unearthed inside a rock-hewn tomb in the Valley of the Kings on Luxor’s West Bank, Egypt’s antiquities ministry announced on Monday. The tomb contains almost 60 ancient Egyptian royal mummies from the 18th dynasty along with the remains of wooden sarcophagi and cartonnage mummy masks depicting the facial features of the deceased, Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim told Ahram Online. Ibrahim explained that the excavation work was carried out in collaboration with Basel University in Switzerland. Early studies reveal that the Heratic texts engraved on some of the clay pots found inside the tomb identify the names and titles of 30 deceased, among them the names of princesses mentioned for the first time – Ta-Im-Wag-Is and Neferonebo…

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/100031/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Almost–royal-mummies-discovered-in-Egypts-Valley-.aspx

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