Valley of the Golden Mummies | Museum of the Golden Mummies



The Valley of the Golden Mummies is located in the Bahariya oasis, about 420 km from Cairo. This necropolis was established in the period of Greco-Roman domination over the Egyptian territory. The findings found so far, allow us to conclude that it was intended for characters from the middle and upper classes of society.


The Valley of the Golden Mummies is located in the Bahariya oasis and 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 tells 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. 

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