The Valley of the Golden Mummies is the largest cemetery in Egypt dating back to the Greco-Roman era. It revealed about 250 mummies and most of them are aristocracies that lived in the Bahariya Oasis during the Greco-Roman period.
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.