Egypt discovers ancient mummification workshop in Giza

(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) CAIRO, July 14 (KUNA) -- Egypt announced Saturday a new archeological discovery of an ancient mummification workshop along with a burial site containing chambers with mummies in Saqqara area of the central city of Giza.
The newly discovered site dates back to between the fifth and seventh centuries BC, Minister of Antiquities Khaled Al-Anany said in a press conference, adding archeological excavations are still underway in the area for further discoveries.
The Egyptian-German archaeological mission, which has been working in Saqqara since March 2016, have also discovered a 30-meter deep well containing five sarcophaguses with mummies inside each one of them, Al-Anany noted.
For his part, Dr. Ramadan Al-Badery, head of the Egyptian-German mission, said his team has also found utensils storage inside the ancient workshop containing some oils and materials used in the embalming process.
A scientific team, consisted of Egyptian and German chemists, has been assembled to study and analyze these materials at the National Research Center in Cairo, Al-Badery noted. (end)


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