The mummies

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The mummies

Newly-discovered mummies wrapped in linen found in burial chambers dating to the Ptolemaic era (323-30 BC) at the necropolis of Tuna el-Gebel in Egypt’s southern Minya province.

Egypt’s Antiquities Minister said on Saturday that a joint mission from the ministry and Minya University’s Archaeological Studies Research Centre found the collection of Ptolemaic burial chambers, engraved in rock and filled with a large number of mummies of different sizes and genders, that may be a familial grave for a family from the elite middle class.

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