Toena el Dzjebel: 17 mummies ontdekt

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Toena el Dzjebel: 17 mummies ontdekt

Berichtdoor Philip Arrhidaeus » Za Mei 13, 2017 9:37 pm

13/05/17
Cachette of 17 mummies unearthed in Egypt's El-Minya

The Late Period burial site was discovered at the Tuna Al-Gabal archaeological site by a team from Cairo University
http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/268686.aspx
During excavation work in the area, which neighbours the birds and animals necropolis, a mission from Cairo University stumbled this week upon the cachette -- a term that describes an unmarked burial site used to house multiple mummies and protect them from looting.
Mission head Salah El-Kholi told Ahram Online that the cachette includes 17 non-royal mummies wrapped in linen and very well preserved. It was found by chance through a radar survey carried out in collaboration with experts from the university's faculty of science in early 2016 that revealed hollow ground.
El-Kholi said the mummies were found in burial shafts along with a collection of eight limestone sarcophagi, two of which were carved in clay. A number of baboon coffins were also found
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El-Kholi said that both clay sarcophagi are anthropoid coffins, one of which is in good condition while the other is partly damaged. Two papyri written in Demotic and a gold decoration with the shape of a feather were also found.
"This feather could be decoration on the hair dress of one of the deceased," El- Kholi said.
He said the papyri would be transferred to the Grand Egyptian Museum for restoration.
At a neighbouring site, the mission has also uncovered a number of Roman funerary houses made of clay. Inside they found a collection of different coins, lamps and other domestic items.


13/05/17
Minstens zeventien mummies ontdekt in Egypte
http://m.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20170513_02880583
Egyptische archeologen hebben minstens zeventien mummies ontdekt in een graftombe in de provincie al-Minja, zowat 260 kilometer ten zuiden van de hoofdstad Caïro. Dat heeft het ministerie van Antiquiteiten zaterdag bekendgemaakt. Sommige mummies zijn nog volledig intact. Bovendien zijn in de 3 kilometer lange tombe ook sarcofagen uit steen en klei gevonden met daarop eeuwenoude inscripties, net als dierengraven. Van wanneer de mummies precies dateren, is nog niet duidelijk. Vermoed wordt dat ze er minstens al liggen van de Grieks-Romeinse tijd in Egypte, die liep van 332 voor tot 395 na Christus.
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Re: Toena el Dzjebel: 17 mummies ontdekt

Berichtdoor gaspard » Vr Jun 02, 2017 1:41 pm

Ook op de website van Egypttoday verscheen een artikel (dd.13/5/2017) over de ontdekking van de 17 mummies in Touna el-Gebel
URL : http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/506 ... fresh=true
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