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Two ancient Egyptian mummies have been found floating in sewage in a village waterway, it's reported.
The mummies, which were wrapped in several layers of linen and still in their wooden sarcophagi, were found by police in a village near the city of Minya, about 240km (150 miles) south of Cairo, the CairoScene online magazine reports. They're thought to date back to the Greco-Roman era, from 332 BC to 395 AD, but the Ministry of Antiquities says little is left of the bodies. "Although the coffins were decorated with colourful designs, they were missing any ancient Egyptian inscriptions or hieroglyphics," the ministry says in a statement. A third sarcophagus was also found, but was empty.
originally posted by: TheTengriist
Well, when you realize Egypt is just lousy with mummies. Seriously, the place is just full of the things. A nation doesn't spend four thousand years out of its six-thousand year history making mummies out of every damn thing that died, without getting something of a surplus.
Most are just Haknek the Barley-whacker and his wife Tufni the Wide-Bottomed. Can't all be King Tut, you know.
originally posted by: weirdguy
a reply to: stirling
I'll go with it being @$$ holes that done it. During the Roman period of Egyptian history I think the sarcophagi were a lot simpler in their design and Roman style death masks became common.