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CAIRO — A storehouse of 30 Egyptians mummies has been unearthed inside a 2,600-year-old tomb, in a new round of excavations at the vast necropolis of Saqqara outside Cairo, archaeologists said Monday.
Karar added that it was quite unusual for mummies of this late period to be stored in rocky niches.
"Niches were known in the very early dynasties, so to find one for the 26th Dynasty, is something rare," Karar said.
Archaeologists find rare intact mummy...
Completely preserved mummy one of 30 discovered three weeks ago
"It is a typical mummy of the 26th dynasty...This mummy should contain amulets, golden amulets, to help the deceased go to the afterlife," Hawass told reporters after ascending from the mummy's burial chamber, accessible only by a rope pulley.
"To find an intact mummy inside a limestone sarcophagus is not common. It's rare. It's very rare," he said.