2500 year old mummy found in Egypt

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Authorities in Egypt have found a 2,500-year-old mummy of a high priest at an ancient cemetery south of Cairo.

The chamber that was found contained the well-preserved mummy of a powerful priest, wrapped in linen and decorated with a golden figure depicting Isis, an ancient Egyptian goddess.

The team also opened two other sarcophagi, one containing a female mummy decorated with blue beads and another with a father in a family tomb.

At the burial site in Minya province, the team also found a rare wax head.

Egyptian archaeologists discovered the site a year and a half ago and the excavation is continuing.

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