Archaeologists embark on huge dig – and make CHILLING discovery

EGYPTIAN archaeologists have discovered 17 mummies in catacombs in the south of Cairo, the antiquities ministry announced today. Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Enany told a news conference – which was held near the archaeological site in the desert – that the discovery was “the first human necropolis found in central Egypt with so many mummies”. But this isn’t the first time a shocking discovery was made in the capital as researchers unearthed an eight-metre high quartzite statue of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II. Salah al-Kholi, a university professor of Egyptology, said: “We found catacombs containing a number of mummies.” Burial shafts were found in the area and excavation work “revealed that these shafts led to a number of corridors inside a cachette of mummies,” the ministry added………Read More

EGYPTIAN archaeologists have discovered 17 mummies in catacombs in the south of Cairo