Only a few fortunate ones have had the privilege of having opened a sarcophagus for the first time. But he wanted to remedy that Discovery, televising the opening of one in the program Egypt Live: Expedition Unknown.
The person in charge of doing this has been the Egyptologist Zahi Hawass, who has narrated live the discovery of a mummy of 2,500 years old, which was in perfect condition. The experts believe that it could be a high priest of Tot, the god of wisdom, writing, music, time and symbol of the Moon according to Egyptian mythology.
The experts believe that it could be a high priest of Tot
Regarding the body, as Hawass assures, it would date from XXVI dynasty, the last native of the Egyptian Empire (seventh to sixth centuries BC). As it has been seen in the recording, the mummy was wrapped in linen and had several gold plates, as well as a carved beetle on its body. Hence, it is thought that he belonged to a privileged class.
The discovery has taken place in Menia, on the west bank of the Nile River, about 225 km south of Cairo, after the exploration of underground tunnels in a cemetery. In the same area, archaeologists have also found two other mummies, in addition to four intact jars, used at the time to keep the organs of the deceased.
The mummy was wrapped in linen and had several gold plates, as well as a carved beetle on its body