The discovery is being deemed as a gift of the century as the mummy is in perfect condition for display, according to Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egypt, who was quoted by Global news. — were in pristine condition thanks to a protective seal that preserved them over the centuries, Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, told Reuters. “We’re trained very early on to think that mummies and tombs need unearthing, but its kind of sad that even in death POC can’t escape the prying and opportunistic advances of white people,” wrote one commenter in a Twitter thread with nearly 150,000 likes and thousands of retweets and comments. This story has been shared 116,627 times. Saqqara, the place where the 59 wooden tombs were discovered was an ancient burial ground, thus the discovery of the tombs there does not come as a surprise. Social-media watchdogs are slamming “white people” for unearthing a 2,500-year-old mummy from its tomb in the sprawling Saqqara necropolis of Egypt. The archaeologists in Egypt took to a rather eventful turn to open the mummy coffin in front of a live audience consisting of delegates from Egypt. HISTORY reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it is complete and accurate. They launched their dig amid the 11 pyramids of Saqqara in 2018. That’s why they went to all the trouble of mummification in the first place. Also read: US: Woman Stole Goods & Sold On EBay For 19 Years, Sentenced To Prison With $3.8M Penalty, Honoured to be invited by the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities HE Khaled El Anany to Saqqara for the announcement that a new tomb of mummies has been discovered. Ancient Egypt’s 18th dynasty dates to the 13th century B.C., and included well-known pharaohs like Tutankhamun, Hatshepsut, Akhenaten and his queen, Nefertiti. Truly amazing! FACT CHECK: We strive for accuracy and fairness. After working for five months to clear 300 meters of rubble, a French-led team of archaeologists uncovered this particular tomb earlier this month. Also read: Philippines: COVID-19 Pandemic Prompts Drive-thru Pet Blessing Ceremony, The mummy tomb, which has been sealed for 2500 years, has been opened for the first time. Check out the video below -, Also read: Good News: Bloggers Sarah, Tom Bricker Raise Over $40,000 For Former Disney Employees. We've received your submission. The woman’s remains inhabited one of two separate coffins found inside the same tomb in the El-Asasef necropolis, located on the West Bank of the Nile in southern Egypt. The cloth was decorated to make it look like the deceased person's face. A mummy inside an ancient Egyptian coffin, sealed 2,500 years ago.

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