17 mummies found in Egypt

17 mummies found in Egypt
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By Catherine Hardy with Ahram Online
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Archaeologists have discovered 17 mummies in a complex of catacombs in Minya province, the first discovery of its kind since 1950

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Archaeologists have discovered 17 mummies in a complex of catacombs in Minya province, south of Cairo.

The ancient artefacts were reportedly found at the Tuna Al-Gabal site at the city in Upper Egypt.

Experts from the Faculty of Archaeology at Cairo University have been working at the site, near the necropolis of birds and animals.

They were investigating an eight-metre deep burial shaft. Other artefacts have also been found.

The discovery is the first of its kind since 1950, when egyptologist Sami Gabra discovered a burial site of ibis and baboons on that date.

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Egyptian archaeologists have discovered 17 mummies in catacombs in Minya province, south of Cairo, the antiquities ministry has announced

— RTÉ News (@rtenews) 13 mai 2017

#BREAKING Dig finds 17 mummies in central Egypt: antiquities ministry

— AFP news agency (@AFP) 13 mai 2017

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— Libération (@libe) 13 mai 2017

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