The findings from the site include a mummy buried with jars containing the innards of the deceased, as well as a gilded silver mummy mask.
Archaeologists working at the remains of a necropolis located about 20 miles south of Cairo, have apparently uncovered new insights into millennia-old Egyptian burial customs, the Sun reports.
As the newspaper points out, the “city of the dead” was originally discovered back in 2018 and researchers have been studying it ever since, and the story of this burial complex will feature in “Kingdom of the Mummies”, a new four part series by National Geographic.
During their work at the site, archaeologists made a number of intriguing finds, such as a mummy buried with jars containing the organs of the deceased, a gilded silver mummy mask – apparently the first “seen in Egypt since 1939”.
The researchers’ work at the burial complex also offers a glimpse of what kind of funeral ancient Egyptians could receive, depending on how wealthy they were, the newspaper notes.