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 Valley of the Golden Mummies in Bahariya Oasis

  • 05 16, 2023

 Valley of the Golden Mummies in Bahariya Oasis

The Valley of the Golden Mummies is located in the Bahariya Oasis and is regularly visited during Egypt tours, about 420 km from Cairo. This burial Catacomb with thousands of gold mummies was used throughout the Greco-Roman period in Egypt. The finds tell us that it was intended for characters from the middle and upper classes of society. It was discovered by chance when a donkey carriage was stuck in the hole leading to such a huge underground burial complex.

So far four graves have been excavated and 105 golden mummies were well preserved by the sand, Many of these mummies are covered by gold masks, which have given the name to the valley. Being decorated with religious motifs, the mummies have allowed researchers to learn better about this period, until the moment of their discovery, there were not too many details.

Today, archaeologists continue with the exploration work of the valley and through different exploration, methods have concluded that there may be more than 10,000 mummies underground buried by the Romans. Take advantage of this offer and discover the wonders of the blessed land of Egypt, from historical times to the present.

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The Valley of the Golden Mummies is the largest cemetery in Egypt dating from the Greco-Roman period. Around 250 mummies have been discovered here, most of them belonging to members of the aristocracy who lived in the Bahariya oasis during the Greco-Roman period. In the Bahariya oasis, some 420 kilometres from Cairo, lies the Valley of the Golden Mummies, which is regularly visited on tours of Egypt. This funerary catacomb housing thousands of golden mummies was exploited throughout the Greco-Roman period of Egyptian life. Findings indicate that it was intended for the middle and upper classes.


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