egyptpassion: The Egyptian archaeological miss…


The Egyptian archaeological mission working at the south eastern area of of King Amenemhat II’s pyramid in Dahshur Necropolis has uncovered a number of ancient burials with 8 coffins.

Dr. Mostafa Waziri Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities explains that the mission began its excavation work in August and found the burials with eight limestone sarcophagi with mummies inside. The mummies are covered with a layer of painted carttonage in the form of a human, where three of them are in good condition of preservation. The mummies belong to the Late Period.
He added that the sarcophagi and the mummies are stored in Dahshur’s storehouse for conservation and its photos have been presented to the committee of the museum’s displaying scenario to be exhibited within the collection of the newly established museums by the Ministry of Antiquities in Hurghada and Sharm El-Shekh scheduled to be open soon