Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Sorta breaking news This just in from the EEF:
Egypt finds 4,000-year-old doctor's mummy
(also http://www.news24.com/News24/Africa/News/0,,2-11-1447_2040592,00.html)

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered the funerary remains of a
doctor [called Qar] who lived more than 4,000 years ago [dyn 6],
including his mummy, sarcophagus and bronze surgical instruments.
The upper part of the tomb was discovered in 2000 at Saqqara,
20 km (12 miles) south of Cairo, and the sarcophagus came to
light in the burial pit during cleaning work.