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Wednesday, 25 January 2023

It’s all archaeology

The mummies return: The international press is taking a break this morning from all the economy talk to catch us up on the latest in ancient Egyptian finds.

Golden Boy: More than 49 gold amulets were placed inside the body of a previously unexamined mummy, researchers led by Cairo University radiology professor Sahar Saleem used cutting-edge CT scan technology to reveal. The scans show that the embalmed corpse was a teenage boy from a rich family who may not have been Egyptian. The mummy is now on display at the Egyptian Museum, The National writes. The story is everywhere in the international press, including the Times, the Independent, the Guardian, NBC, and Sky News.

When Rome is in Luxor: Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a “complete city from the Roman era” in the city of Luxor, inclusive residential buildings, pigeon towers, and workshops, General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri said in a Tourism Ministry statement picked up by AFP.

The UK gov’t wants to keep hold of one of our artifacts: The British government is appealing to domestic buyers to purchase an ancient Egyptian limestone relief depicting women musicians, after putting a temporary bar on the artifact’s export to an unknown country. For any interested parties among our UK-based readers, the relief will set you back GBP 69.3k, plus VAT. (Statement | The National)

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