Egypt’s Series of Discovering More Ancient Treasures Continues With this Latest One!
By Yasmeen Badawy
Nothing compares to Egypt’s ancient antiquities and even though we have a lot of them, there is no such as enough of them. On July the 14th, archaeologists uncovered a unique discovery below the Saqqara necropolis near the Great Pyramids. Archaeologists are hoping the mummification workshop will provide fresh insight into the chemical make-up of the oils used by ancient Egyptians to mummify their dead.
The burial shaft, which is over 2,000 years old, is believed to date back to the Saite-Persian period. Ramadan Badry Hussein, Head of the Egyptian-German mission that uncovered the site, told Reuters “What this discovery will add are two very important things; the first is the type of oils used (in mummification), and their chemical make-up. So we will be able to identify the exact types of oils used.”
Hundreds of small stone statues, jars, and vessels used in the mummification process were all found inside the burial chambers and excavated. Egypt is hoping that these discoveries will revive tourists’ interests and increase tourism.