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Video Extra: New mummies discovered in Egypt

Posted at 12:33 PM, Apr 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-07 14:33:19-04

AL-DAYABAT – Egypt’s Antiquities Authority on Friday announced the discovery of a well-preserved tomb from the Ptolemaic period at the Al-Dayabat archaeological site in Sohag.

The tomb is believed to have belonged to a nobleman called Toutou and his wife, who was a musician.

A well-preserved mummy has been recovered from the interior of the tomb, which is intricately painted walls and includes two limestone sarcophagi.

Mostafa Waziri, the Secretary General of the country’s Supreme Council of Antiquities who led the mission that discovered the Ptolemaic period tomb, said the tomb also included many mummified animals including those of birds and mice.