Archaeologists in northern Egypt have discovered mummies with a golden tongue
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Scientists believe that such an attribute was necessary for communication in the afterlife with the god Osiris.
Mummies are an invaluable heritage of Ancient Egypt. They help scientists learn about life earlier. However, sometimes quite unexpected instances happen.
Recently, archaeologists from the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in Egypt discovered mummies with golden tongues, Heritage Daily writes.
Unusual mummies were discovered during excavations. Archaeologists sought to expand the research area of the Kuveysin necropolis. This is a burial site in northern Egypt, where hundreds of tombs from different periods of history are located.
During the excavations, scientists discovered mummies with a golden tongue. It was like an amulet and placed in the mouth of the dead. It is believed that this attribute was laid to the dead so that they could communicate in a busy life. In particular, to speak before one of the most respected gods of Ancient Egypt – Osiris.
Burials with the same golden tongues have already been found. Such mummies were discovered in February and December 2021. At that time, specimens were found in the temple of Taposiris Magna in Alexandria and in one of the sites near the modern city of El Bahnas.
The Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities noted that the mummy was in a poor state of preservation. In addition, several funerary stone amulets and vessels were found near them.
“The recently discovered part of the necropolis has a different architectural style. Early studies of burials, mummies and the funeral collection indicate that this necropolis was used for three different periods: late ancient Egyptian, Ptolemaic and partially Roman periods,” said Ayman Ashmawi, head of the Sector of Ancient Egyptian Antiquities.
During preliminary excavations in Kuwais, archaeologists discovered hundreds of tombs, stone coffins and a huge black granite coffin.< /p>