One Million Mummies

19 Dec

More news from Egypt!

“The remains of a child, laid to rest more than 1,500 years ago when the Roman Empire controlled Egypt, was found in an ancient cemetery that contains more than 1 million mummies, according to a team of archaeologists from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.”

-Live Science, Dec. 16th, 2014

So first we have the Cosmic Amulet of Tutankhamen, then the colossal statue of Amenhotep III, and now the burial ground for one million mummies.

Those of us who play Lamentations of the Flame Princess know how this story will end.

I should add that the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities is disputing some of the researchers’ claims.

“There is indeed a site that contains many corpses and bodies wrapped in a thick textile,” Khalifa said. “But these number in the tens of thousands, maximum.”

-The Raw Story, Dec. 16th, 2014

Only in the tens of thousands. That’s… only mildly comforting.


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Posted by on December 19, 2014 in Cool Stuff, History, Spooky Stuff


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