Archeologists Discovers Mummy with Gold-Foil Tongue

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Skull of a Mummy
The skull of a ancient man which still contains gold foil tongue. (Image credit: Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities)

According to Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, In Oxyrhynchus Archeologists have discovered three Mummies (of a Man, Woman and a Child) in Ancient sealed Egyptian Tombs. All three mummies are equipped with gold-foiled tongue, An ancient belief of Egyptians to talk with God afterlife.
Golden Foils of Tongue of Man, Woman and Child
Gold Foils of Togues of Man, Woman and Child(Image credit: Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities)


Mummies were found in two different Tombs. One Tomb contained Woman and a Child which was drained by robbers. Second Tomb contained Mummy of a Man which was untouched and safe. According to archeologists Tombs belonged to 26th dynasty (664 B.C. to 525 B.C.)

An archeologist said, It is very rare to find a Tomb which is completely sealed. The research was conducted by some archeologists, run by Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and University of Barcelona. They excavated Oxyrhynchus - Capital of 19th Nome and a province of Egypt.
400 Ushabti Figures found in Man's Tomb
400 Ushabti Figures found in Man's Tomb. (Image Credit: Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities) 

According to The National, This two Mummies have added a new taste in Egypt's cultural history. Man's Tomb was found interred within limestone sarcophagus. Archeologists found 400 funerary Ushabti figures in Tomb of Man, Jar shaped structure which may be for holding deceased organs with some amulets.

Though the identities of Mummies are unknown, But archeologists are trying to find out more clues. It is not the first time when archeologists found Mummies with Gold-Foil Tongue. Before this In January, Archeologists found gold-foiled tongued Mummy at at Taposiris Magna, an archaeological site on Egypt's Mediterranean coast.

Man's Tomb sealed for more than 2,000 years
Man's Tomb sealed for more than 2,000 years.(Image Credit: Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities)
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