Thousand-year-old Egyptian mummy found intact

Kane Khanh | Archeaology
December 25, 2023

The mummy found over 1,000 years old was preserved in very good conditions with an elaborately decorated coffin.

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The newly found mummy is almost intact and the details are very sophisticated.

Spanish archaeologists have discovered a mummy in “very good” condition near the city of Luxor, southern Egypt. The information was announced by the Egyptian Ministry of Archeology on November 13.

The mummy found dates from 1075 to 664 BC, located west of the Nile River, 700km south of Cairo. When found, the mummy was covered in linen and lined with plaster.

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The mummy is estimated to date back more than 1,000 years ago.

The mummy was kept in a wooden coffin with elaborate motifs and buried in a temple from the reign of King Thutmose III. The Ministry of Archeology believes that this mummy belongs to a prestigious person who served in the royal family. King Thutmose III is considered the greatest emperor of ancient Egypt, often honored as “Napoleon”.

Myriam Seco Alvarez, head of the archaeological team, said the mummy “is decorated with many elaborate motifs from ancient Egypt, with images of the goddesses Isis and Nephtys”. Ancient remains show that mummification in Egypt began more than 6,500 years ago.

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Luxor city, where there are many vestiges of ancient Egyptian kings.

King Thutmose III built more than 50 temples and many of these were for the aristocracy. The temples are built with very sophisticated and elaborate structures.

Luxor city is a tourist destination in Egypt. This place has many ancient vestiges such as the sacrificial temple of King Ramesses II. This temple was discovered in 1898 by Victor Loret.