October 22, 2019
Thirty coffins containing mummies thought to belong to the families of high priests have been excavated from an ancient burial site in Egypt.
The sarcophagi are very well preserved, and are thought to be around 3000 years old.
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The mummies will be displayed in an exhibition at the Grand Egyptian Museum, a new museum scheduled to open in 2020, along with the full Tutankhamun collection.
The multicolored coffins were found in the heart of ancient Egypt – in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, and have got scientists, Egyptologists and archaeologists very excited! It is the first collection of coffins of this scale to be discovered since the end of the 19th century. The Valley of the Kings is also famous as being the resting place of King Tutankhamun.
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