Weird News Egypt. A mummy with a golden tongue unearthed at an archaeological site
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A team of archaeologists recently discovered a mummy in Egypt on which embalmers had placed a golden tongue. The body found at the Taposiris Magna site is around 2,000 years old. Experts believe the precious metal organ may have been added to help the deceased speak to Osiris in the afterlife.
excavating at the site of Taposiris Magna ( ) recently unearthed a mummy with a golden tongue. The age of the mummy discovered by Dominican Kathleen Martinez and her team has been estimated to be around 2,000 years old, reports .
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Researchers still do not know why this precious metal was chosen by body embalmers. It is possible that the latter wanted to allow the deceased to communicate in the afterlife, in particular to be able to speak to Osiris, god of the dead, explained the Egyptian ministry of Antiquities.
Mummy with a gold tongue found in Egypt- Live Science (@LiveScience) Many discoveries on this ancient site
In In a statement released Friday, January 29, authorities said it was impossible to know whether the individual suffered from a speech defect or mutism while he was alive. The deceased is believed to have been killed during the reign of the Ptolemaic dynasty or in Roman times. The burial was discovered in one of the sixteen burial sites of the archaeological site.
This includes in particular temples dedicated to Osiris and Isis, wife and sister of the god of the dead. During previous excavations, archaeologists have made many finds. Among them are coins bearing the effigy of Cleopatra VII, several other mummies, statues, papyri and scrolls of parchment.
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