Wednesday, August 29, 2007

This just in Golden mummies found in el-Kharga
A French team has discovered in western Egypt a graveyard
dating back to the Ptolemaic era, antiquity officials said yesterday.
Most of the 25 tombs, found in the el-Kharga Oasis, New Valley
Governorate, consist of a chamber 2 metres square and 1.45
metres high, they added. Six gold-painted mummies were also
unearthed in good condition. Papyri, gold masks, funerary beds
and bronze shaving implements were also found as well as
statues of the four children of the god Horus.

Unconfirmed mostly, it's only shown up in a couple places. Via the EEF.