“Egypt has unearthed an ancient burial site replete with at least 17 mummies, most fully intact, the latest in a string of discoveries that the country’s antiquities minister described as a helping hand from the crypt for its struggling tourism sector. The funerary site, uncovered eight meters below ground in Minya, a province about 250 km (150 miles) south of Cairo, contained limestone and clay sarcophagi, animal coffins, and papyrus inscribed with Demotic script.”

Source: Arwa Gaballa. “Egypt Uncovers Chamber Of Mummies, Sees Life For Tourism.” Reuters. May 13, 2017. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-archaeology-discovery-idUSKBN1890F8.

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