Egypt mummy found in well-preserved sarcophagus
Published on Feb 13, 2014 9:13 PM
CAIRO (AFP) - Spanish archaeologists have discovered a 3,600-year-old Egyptian mummy inside a wooden sarcophagus adorned with rare feather drawings in the ancient city of Luxor, Egypt's antiquities ministry said on Thursday.
The two metre-long and 50 centimetre-wide sarcophagus was in good condition and its colours were still bright, the ministry said in a statement.
Antiquities minister Mohamed Ibrahim said feather drawings are rarely found on ancient coffins.
"The sarcophagus goes back to the 17th dynasty (1600 years BC)," said Mr Ali El-Asfar, head of the ministry's pharaonic department.
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