Millennia-old mummy found in Egypt tomb

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Spanish archaeologists discover 1,000-year-old
mummy in “very good condition” near Luxor in
southern Egypt.
Spanish archaeologists have discovered a
millennia-old mummy in “very good condition”
near the southern Egyptian town of Luxor, the
antiquities ministry said.
The find was in a tomb probably dating from
between 1075-664 BC on the west bank of the Nile
river, 700km south of Cairo, a statement said on
Sunday.
The mummy had been bound with linen stuck
together with plaster.

The earliest evidence of mummification in Egypt
suggests the practice of wrapping bodies to
preserve them after death dates back as far as
4500 BC.
Luxor, a city of half a million people on the banks
of the Nile, abounds with temples and tombs built
by Egypt’s pharaohs.
It is a key site for Egypt’s tourist industry, which
has been battered by political instability and
violence since the 2011 revolution that toppled
then-president Hosni Mubarak.

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