Egyptian Archaeologists Discover 4,300-Year-Old Intact Mummy
The mummy is the first of its kind, being covered in gold and yet, not belonging to a royal.
Prolific Egyptian archaeologist and former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs, Dr. Zahi Hawass, has discovered the oldest and most intact mummy on record that does not belong to a royal. Found in the Saqqara Necropolis, the mummy belonged to a priest and was covered in flakes of gold.
The excavation was led by Dr. Zahi Hawass and the Supreme Council of Antiquities, who not only made this huge discovery but also unearthed a selection of statues dating back over four thousand years.
Two more tombs were also discovered during the dig, as well as various pieces of pottery, in addition to a sealed door that may yet reveal more.
These discoveries all date back to the Old Kingdom period of ancient Egyptian history, from 2700 BC to 2200 BC.