Ancient desert tomb reveals 50 Egyptian mummies including 12 preserved children | The Independent

“A pharaonic tomb containing 50 mummies has been discovered by Egyptian archaeologists. The mummies, 12 of which were children, were found inside four nine-metre deep burial chambers in the desert province of Minya, south of Cairo.

Source: Ancient desert tomb reveals 50 Egyptian mummies including 12 preserved children | The Independent

Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said the team who made the discovery at the Tuna el-Gebel archaeological site had not found names written in hieroglyphics.

The chambers, which were cut out of rock, belonged to a middle-class family who probably lived during the Ptolemaic period (305-30BC).

Their identities are still unknown, but the mummification method suggests they held important or prestigious positions.

The mummies, 12 of which were children, were found inside four nine-metre deep burial chambers in the desert province of Minya, south of Cairo.

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