Wednesday, 14 April 2010

New Discovery of Roman-Era Style Mummy in Bahariya Oasis

In the remote Bahariya Oasis in Egypt, Egyptologists have made a new discovery of a mummy from the Roman era.   Bahariya Oasis is famous for being the home of the Valley of the Golden Mummies, which is a vast ancient necropolis from which hundreds of mummies of the Greco-Roman period have been excavated.

This new discovery is the first Roman-style mummy to be found at Bahariya and the mummy is encased in an elaborately carved plaster sarcophagus. The plaster sarcophagus portrays a diminutive woman with open eyes, dressed in a long robe with a head scarf, beaded jewellery and shoes.The new discovery has not yet been dated and was found in a cemetery containing around 14 tombs.

Read on for the whole article on the new mummy discovered in Bahariya Oasis

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