Egypt unearths tombs where pharaohs mummified people 

The Saqqara necropolis yielded mummification workshops and tombs.

The workshops embalmed people and precious animals for the afterlife. Two priests' 24th- and 14th-century BC graves were unearthed.

Egypt's Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo yielded mummification workshops and tombs, the officials said.

President of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, told  that the workshops where people and holy animals were mummified date back to the 30th Pharaonic dynasty, around 2,400 years ago.

Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities reported finding stony beds for mummification and clay pots for organs and other ceremonial items.

Mummification preserved the body for spiritual rebirth. Two priests' 24th- and 14th-century BC graves were also found.

Memphis' Saqqara Necropolis, south of Cairo, is a massive ancient burial area with several pyramids and tombs.

Following the 2011 revolt and an economic crisis, Egypt's government has pushed ancient finds like these to attract tourists



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