Egypt unveils ancient ‘secret keeper’ tomb, golden mummy


Egypt unveils ancient ‘secret keeper’ tomb, golden mummy

SAQQARA, Egypt — Egypt unveiled on Thursday a gold-laced mummy and four tombs, including of an ancient king’s “secret keeper”, discovered in the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo.

The vast burial site at the ancient Egyptian capital Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is home to more than a dozen pyramids, animal graves and old Coptic Christian monasteries.

Archaeologist Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s former antiquities minister, announced the latest discovery, dating from the fifth and sixth dynasties — around the 25th to the 22nd centuries BC — to reporters at the dig site.

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