Russian archeologists have made a unique discovery – they have found several mummies of the Greco-Roman period, which have no analogues in modern Egyptology, report head of the Egyptology Research Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences.
Well-preserved mummies of this epoch are very rare.
Russian archeological mission performs diggings in several regions of Egypt – Memphis, Alexandria and in the south in Luxor suburbs. However, only one place appeared to be a real treasury for Russian scientists – Al Fayoum oasis, a poorly studied place, located 100 km away from the capital of the country.
Archeologists have found a tomb with three mummies in sarcophagi, two of them – mummy of a man with shining golden mask, and a 140 cm long carton papyrus box with a child, possibly a girl – are very interesting to study. Researchers will perform thorough studies of mummies with X-rays and find out their exact age.
Among other interesting findings there are: a child, who was buried with mummified animals, and an old woman with plaited hair.