Over a million mummies have been found in an Egyptian necropolis – Mystery Science


There is no doubt that one of the most extraordinary and at the same time mysterious civilizations that has existed in the world is the Egyptian culture. Until now, Egypt is considered an archaeological treasureAlthough the years pass, the discoveries are always very surprising.

Scientists discover a huge cemetery in Egypt

A team of archaeologists from Brigham Young University investigated and excavated a few years ago when discovered a cemetery with a million mummies. This was one of the greatest discoveries they made in the whole territory.

The necropolis was called “Fag el-Gamous”, which, when translated, means “path of the water buffalo”. This is the name given to it to designate a path that is near the cemetery.

Studies and dating of mummies

After much research, scientists have dated the mummies from the 1st century to the 7th century AD. Not all were buried at the same timesome were buried when the great Byzantine Empire ruled all of Egypt.

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On the other hand, it was revealed that the necropolis had not been the place where important people were buried. Why have scholars come to this conclusion? Because previously kings and rulers were embalmed and buried in sarcophagi, but these remains were not prepared in this way.

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A girl among the finds

Over the years, extraordinary, disturbing and other rather mysterious discoveries have been made. One of the bodies that caught the team’s attention was a small who was about 18 months old when he died.

this little body was buried over 1,500 years ago, it is said to have been during the time when the Romans ruled Egypt. They were also able to observe that it was one of the few bodies they attempted to mummify.

Indeed, the toes, the tongue and the brains and the nails remain so far in a very good state of preservation.

They came to this conclusion because accessories were found in the remainsShe wore two bracelets on each arm and a necklace, in addition, she was wrapped in a dress. Moved, the archaeologists mention that someone who loved him very much did everything to give him a decent burial.

The girl, aged around 18 months, was found wrapped in a dress and buried with a necklace and two bracelets on each arm.

An exceptional large mummy

One of the most significant discoveries is that of a mummy that was just over two meters tall. Since it was so tall, it wouldn’t fit in the grave where it would be buried, so they had to bend it so they could bury it.

Keep in mind that at that time the diet was not so balanced, therefore people were smaller. For this reason, it is extraordinary to find a mummy of this sizeEven with good nutrition, it would still be unusual.

How is it possible for a person to be so tall at that time?

When studying the remains, scientists could not deduce exactly what could be the reason why this person could reach two meters in height. But they say it could be product of a medical condition which caused a growth hormone disorder.

You might also be interested in: The “giant” pharaoh of ancient Egypt.

Blond and red-haired mummies in the ancient necropolis

While doing the investigations, the whole team was able to observe a very particular detailthe necropolis was entirely organized in sections. When they collected the information and added it to the database, they realized that mummies with red hair, blond hair, or different features were separated.

Blondes are in a realm, and so are redheadsWhat can this mean? Perhaps this is because the sections were eventually divided by families or genetic groups. However, so far there is no convincing evidence to support this theory.

Where do all the bodies buried in the cemetery come from?

Although the team of Brigham Youngstudies for several years, unfortunately they could not find out what is the origin of all the mummies.

For researchers, it remains an absolute mystery how there are so many mummies in the place, as well as the cause of it or why they were grouped according to their hair color (mainly blond and red). Even so, hypotheses suggest they may have come from an ancient city.

The story of a million mummies, including a “giant” and mummified children, made headlines around the world. A report published in Britain’s Daily Mail caught the attention of Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities and caused great controversy among officials of that entity. As the Luxor Times reported, the ministry ordered the team to stop working on the site and remove their posts about the find, arguing that they lacked the proper permissions to publish the find.

References: History / ABC.es / Live Science.

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