Surprising discovery of a mummy with a golden tongue



 

Researchers discovered a mummy in Egypt buried with a golden tongue about 2,000 years ago in a place held in high esteem by the ancient Egyptians called the Taposiris Magna.


A group of archaeologists from Egypt and the Dominican Republic have unearthed a strange discovery in ancient Egyptian temples. Researchers unearthed a mummy that was mummified more than 2,000 years ago, whose tongue was replaced with a bar of gold.


The long dead person is found in the ancient city of Taposiris Magna, also known as the "great tomb of Osiris". Osiris is considered the god of the underworld.


Together with Isis and Horus, Osiris formed the main trinity between the gods and goddesses of Egypt.


The golden tongue could be placed there so that the deceased could speak to the gods in the afterlife, the researchers said.


A statement from the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said experts "found ruins of a gilded cardboard along with a gold leaf amulet in the form of a tongue placed in the mummy's mouth in a special rituals ".


The mummy was discovered in one of the 16 burial chambers at Taposiris Magna, which also houses the Isis temples.


In one of the other 15 burial chambers, a woman was buried with a mask covering her body.


In another room, the scientists found the remains of scrolls that experts are currently trying to decipher. The researchers also found several statues of individuals buried at the site.


Scientists believe that these mummies used to be the people of high status in society at that time.


Archaeologists believe it is possible that people lived during the Ptolemaic period (305 to 30 BC).


The mummies are believed to have belonged to the upper middle class Egyptians, as the process of mummification and burial room seemed very complicated. Ancient Egypt is famous for its incredible artifacts, from impressive tombs and pyramids, attracting millions of people to the tourism industry.



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