Did Archaeologists Find Mummified Children?

Near the city of Aswan, archaeologists have discovered 33 tombs. In some of them, entire families were buried, and research revealed that many of the mummies belonged to children and newborns.

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4 min readJun 27, 2024
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The Egyptian-Italian archaeological mission conducted excavations west of the city of Aswan, in southern Egypt. The research was carried out near the mausoleum of Aga Khan III, or Muhammad Shah, who died in 1957. During the work, researchers managed to find as many as 33 new tombs, which dated back to the Late Period, as well as the Hellenistic and Roman periods.

33 new tombs discovered in southern Egypt

Scientists looked inside these ancient burials. It turned out that some still contained the remains of mummies, as well as grave artifacts. These included stone figures and offering tables. Remains of cartonnage were also found, which are objects made of several glued layers of linen or papyrus, later covered with a…