Saturday, 22 November 2014

Ancient Egyptian Mummy Wearing Jewels Found : Discovery News

A report in English with a particularly lovely photo 







Ancient Egyptian Mummy Wearing Jewels Found : Discovery News: Spanish archaeologists digging in Egypt have unearthed a female mummy still wearing her jewels.

The mummy was discovered in the necropolis below the temple of Pharaoh Thutmosis III (1490-1436 B.C.), on the west bank of the Nile in Luxor (southern Egypt). The find dates to the Middle Kingdom (2137-1781 B.C.).

For nearly four millennia, the “Lady of the Jewels,” as the mummy was nicknamed, eluded tomb raiders, her sarcophagus trapped under a collapsed roof.

1 comment:

marjorie parsonage said...

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