Hundreds of mummies found in Egypt

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A collection of hundreds of 2,500-year-old artifacts has been unveiled in the Saggara necropolis near Cairo, Egypt. This was reported in a press release from Phys.org.

The find includes 250 sarcophagi with well-preserved mummies, as well as 150 bronze statues of Egyptian gods and bronze vessels used in rituals associated with the fertility goddess Isis, according to Mostafa Vaziri, head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

The artifacts will be handed over to the new Great Egyptian Museum, which is under construction near the Pyramids of Giza, near Cairo, for permanent display.

Saqqara is part of a large necropolis that includes the pyramids of Giza at the ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis, and smaller pyramids at Abu Sir, Dahshur, and Abu Ruwaysh. The Memphis ruins were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in the 1970s.

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