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Hundreds of Mummies Found Buried Around the World’s Oldest Pyramid

June 29, 2019 - General
Most of the Saqqara mummies were poorly preserved and had decayed coffins

An amazing cache of mummies has been found in Egypt near one of the world’s oldest pyramids. Polish archaeologists discovered several hundred of them at the site. The unearthing of the mummified bodies is expected to help researchers better understand a very important site and also the religious beliefs of ordinary ancient Egyptians.

The mummies were discovered by a team of Polish archaeologists from the Department of Egyptology at the University of Warsaw’s Faculty of Oriental Studies that were led by Dr. Kamil Kuraszkiewicz. They had been working in the area near Djoser Pyramid, close to the ancient capital of Memphis in Lower Egypt.

The majority of the mummies found near Djoser pyramid were laid to rest with only modest arrangements

The majority of the mummies found near Djoser pyramid were laid to rest with only modest arrangements. (J. Dąbrowski / PCMA)

The University’s experts have been investigating the location for almost 20 years and they have made numerous important discoveries. In recent years, they found the ‘graves of noblemen from the era of the 6th dynasty, dating to the 24th-21st century BC,’ according to Poland. In.


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