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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

3,000 years old mummy discovered in a tomb in Egypt

Spanish archaeologists have discovered an ancient Egyptian mummy that was in very good condition, near Luxor (Egypt).

This one of the best preserved mummies, it looks like the body of a man who was called Amenrenef a servant of a royal house. This is a colorful wooden sarcophagus.

The tomb was discovered near the southern wall of the Temple of Millions of Years, temple which was built on the west bank of the Nile near Luxor by Pharaoh Thutmosis III (1490-1436 BCE). Known as the "Napoleon of Egypt" was the sixth pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, the most popular of all the dynasties of Egypt.

Amenrenef apparently did not live in the time of Thutmosis III, the tomb is dated around 1,000 BCE The casing was covered with a multitude of colorful decorations representing religious symbols, examples of which are solar symbols, goddesses Isis and Nephthys, who open their wings, the four sons of Horus and other religious scenes.

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