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Great mommy discovery: a 2,500 year old Egyptian coffin was thought to be empty

A 2500 year old coffin contains a mummy located at the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia March 27, 2018. (REUTERS/Colin Packham)

Experts in Australia have found the battered remains of an ancient priestess in a 2500 year-old Egyptian coffin that was long thought to be empty.

Reuters reports that the coffin, which was acquired by the University of Sydney, 150 years ago, was wrongly classified. At the end of last year, however, experts were shocked to find the remains of a mummy when they opened the coffin’s lid.

Scientists then used the scanning technology to reveal the coffin’s secrets.

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“The coffin of an ancient Egyptian priestess called Mer-Neith-it-es, who had recently sat there in our education space, underwent a series of scientific and visual analysis’ of the University of Sydney’s Nicholson Museum, explained in a Facebook post. “The coffin and the mummified remains were scanned and the damaged remains of the bodies dug up.”

A 2500 year old coffin contains a mummy located at the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia March 27, 2018.

(REUTERS/Colin Packham)

At a certain point in the history of the chest had the target of tomb raiders, leaving only 10 per cent of the mummy, according to the BBC. A CT scan, and the excavations were carried out last week, the reveal of bones, bandages, fragments of resin and more than 7000 beads of a funeral scarf.

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Experts hope that the bones will shed new light on the mummy, revealing information about illness and the lifestyle of the person.

The quote of John Magnussen, professor of radiology at Sydney’s Macquarie University, which the scan, ABC Australia reports that the remains belong to an adult of 30-plus.

Ancient Egypt continues to reveal her secrets. A rare ancient artifact effigy of the famous female pharaoh Hatshepsut, for example, has surfaced in the united kingdom a Wonderful new research also claims that King Tutankhamun may have been a child soldier, which he called the theory he was weak and sickly youth to his mysterious death at around the age of 18 years.

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Experts in the united kingdom, for example, recently found the world’s oldest figurative tattoos on two ancient Egyptian mummies, one of the oldest tattooed woman that has ever been discovered.

Other recent finds include an ancient cemetery in Egypt with more than 40 mummies and a chain with a ‘ message from the hereafter.” An old statue of a Nubian king with an inscription written in Egyptian hieroglyphs was also found at a River temple in Sudan.

Scientists also believe that she may have been the secret of the Great Pyramid near-perfect alignment. Experts are also confident that they have solved the ancient mystery of the screaming mummy.”

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In February, archaeologists announced the discovery of a 4,400-year-old tomb near the pyramids. At the end of last year by archaeologists revealed that they had discovered the graves of four children, on an ancient site in Egypt.

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