The mummies were distributed between two-chambered tombs and another three-chambered burial pit.
The Archaeological Mission of the Supreme Council of Egyptian Antiquities today announced the discovery of tombs from different periods. “Various” mummies with golden tongues in the city of Kweisna in northern Egypt.
General Secretary of the Council, Mustafa Waziri the mission said in a statement that it had found several golden tongue-shaped fragments in the mouths of several of the found mummies, and regretted that some of them were poorly preserved. .
he also they found a layer of gold in contact with the bone Waziri says it uses linen wrapping and materials used in the mummification process.
For his part, Ayman Ashmawi, head of the council’s antiquities department, said in a statement: The mummies were distributed in a tomb with two chambers And in another burial pit with three chambers.
According to Ashmawy, the “unique style” tombs were built of freshly baked unfired bricks and dated from three different periods: Late Egyptian (664 BC to 332 BC) and Ptolemaic Dynasty (323 BC to 30 BC). Used in different times. ) and during the Roman Empire.
This statement indicates that this new discovery is of great importance, as the tomb was used multiple times during different phases.
Additionally, the mission found a wide variety of gold objects in the tombs, Among them are artifacts in the shape of beetles and lotus flowers. Also included are funerary amulets and pottery vessels used during the mummification process.
The city of Quwaysna is home to some of the most important archaeological sites and deposits in the Nile Delta in the north of the African country, where numerous tombs belonging to different historical periods have been found.