Valley of the mummies at the Bahariya Oasis near the City of Bawiti, Egypt

Valley of the Mummies The Valley of the Mummies is a vary recent find, but extrodinary in that it has been called possibly the largest mummy necropolis in Egypt. It was discovered when a donkey stumbled into the tomb complex. Hundreds of mummies have already been excavated, and there are believed to be perhaps 10,000 in all, including nobles and kings.  The cemetery dates to the Graeco-Roman era, and is located very near Bawiti at the Bahariya Oasis. Some of the mummies found so far wore golden masks and had magnificent designs of anccient Egyptian gods on their chests. Others were coated in plaster or covered with linen and some lay in terracotta sarcophagi bearing representations of the human head. Others were coated in plaster or covered with linen and some lay in terracotta sarcophagi bearing representations of the human head. Many of the mummies found have been in excellent condition, and clothing and jewelry indicate a mix of classic Roman and Egyptian styles. See Much More Information here
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