The unique archaeological discoveries in Egypt are still continuing, the last of which was the discovery by the Egyptian Dominican archaeological mission, on a mummy with a “golden tongue”. Here are the details.
Archaeologists found a mummy bearing a golden tongue, at a rock burial site in a temple containing 16 tombs in the Tabosiris Magna area, west of Alexandria, in Egypt.
It is likely that the tongue of the dead person was removed and replaced with the golden tongue so that he could talk to the gods Osiris after death according to ancient Pharaonic beliefs.
Burial corridors, dating back about 2000 years, were common in ancient Greek and Roman times, which contained the corpses and belongings of the dead and their mummies inside a mountain or natural rock formation.
Despite the deterioration of the condition of some mummies, the rock burial masks were still untouched, which allowed the team of scientists to see the figure of the dead person as it was before his death.
The Egyptian-Dominican archaeological mission belongs to the University of Santo Domingo, and it has been working at the site for nearly 10 years. It had previously uncovered a group of coins inside the Tabosiris Magna temple, engraved with the face of Queen Cleopatra, which is likely to have ruled Egypt when the rock tombs were established.
The mission also found another group of statues, which reveal with the floor of the temple that King # Ptolemy IV was the one who built it.