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    Egypt opens two ancient pyramids, unveils new finds

    Egypt opens two ancient pyramids, unveils new finds

    I often wonder how much more is hidden beneath the sands.

    Egypt on Saturday opened two ancient pyramids south of the capital Cairo and unveiled a collection of newly found sarcophagi, some containing well-preserved mummies.

    Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani told reporters the Bent Pyramid of King Sneferu, the first pharaoh of Egypt's 4th dynasty, and a nearby pyramid would be reopened to visitors for the first time since 1965.


    He also said a team of archaeologists had uncovered sarcophagi and the remains of an ancient wall dating back to the Middle Kingdom some 4,000 years ago.


    The finds were made during excavation work in the royal necropolis of Dahshur on the west bank of the Nile River, in an area home to some of Egypt's oldest pyramids.


    "Several stone, clay and wooden sarcophagi were found and some contain mummies in good condition," the antiquities ministry said in a statement.


    The ancient wall stretches some 60 metres and is situated south of the pyramid of 12th dynasty pharaoh King Amenemhat II, also in the Dahshur necropolis.
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    I always love these stories. I would be amazed to learn what's yet to be found.
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    I don't like mummies, they aren't just mummies, they are dead human beings and deserve more respect than having everyone gawk at them in a museum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Egypt opens two ancient pyramids, unveils new finds

    I often wonder how much more is hidden beneath the sands.
    Probably a lot. We're talking thousands of years of Egyptian Dynasties, and blowing desert sands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanbforrest45 View Post
    I don't like mummies, they aren't just mummies, they are dead human beings and deserve more respect than having everyone gawk at them in a museum.
    I don't mind them, although I was surprised to see one in the Vatican- I can't recall which Pope.
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    Two of the Vatican's mummies are fakes. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart...kes-180954128/
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    Two of the Vatican's mummies are fakes. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart...kes-180954128/
    I was referring to a mummified Pope.
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