Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Archaeologists discover mummies from Greco Roman period in Egypt
Archaeologists have discovered several well preserved mummies, covered with cartonage, from the Greco Roman period in Fayyoum, Egypt.

According to Egypt State Information Service, the Egyptian antiquities mission made these findings.

One of the caskets contained a badly decayed mummy with a golden face mask, said Zahi Hawass, the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

Not much there, but more will no doubt be posted. Also, see this story from the same source on some Yemeni mummies.