Egypt’s top archaeologist discovers 2,600-year-old mummy
It is part of a burial chamber discovered three weeks ago holding eight wooden and limestone sarcophagi, along with 28 other mummies from the 26th Dynasty, Egypt’s last independent kingdom.
As antiquities chief Zahi Hawass watched, labourers used crowbars and picks to lift the lid and expose the mummy. Gently touching the mummy’s dark-stained wrappings, Hawass said such moments of discovery hold all the ‘passion of archaeology’.
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