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Dahshur Mummies
Human Mummy
Dahshur
Biographical Information
Name(s) Dahshur Mummies
Age 2,500 yo
Sex
Status high
Height
Source
Culture
Date(s) 664-332 BC
Site Dahshur royal necropolis
Current Location
Location
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In November 2018, eight mummies in the Dahshur royal necropolis were unearthed. The mummies dated to between 664 and 332 B.C., were covered with painted cartonnage and rested in limestone sarcophagi

Studies

A team began to excavate an area to the south-west of the White Pyramid where they came across the eight tombs and they all had mummified remains. Only three of the eight mummies were in good condition. The burial site is believed to have been for courtiers and high-ranking officials.

External Links

https://www.inquisitr.com/5184981/eight-2500-year-old-egyptian-mummies-have-been-unearthed-near-the-white-pyramid-at-dahshur/

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2018/11/ancient-egypt-mummies-discovery-pyramid/

https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/dahshur-necropolis-0011071

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