• Short Summary

    The world's oldest and most perfect mummy has been unearthed at the famous Egyptian site of Sakkhara, 15 miles (24 Kms) south of Cairo.

  • Description

    The world's oldest and most perfect mummy has been unearthed at the famous Egyptian site of Sakkhara, 15 miles (24 Kms) south of Cairo. The tomb, dating back 4,500 years, belonged to Nefer(the Beautiful), a musician and court favourite.

    The mummy had escaped the attentions of grave robbers because it had been buried in an unorthodox way -- placed on the unsacred eastern side of the tomb. It only came to light because a workman dug in the "wrong" location. The director of the Sakkhara dig, Mr Ahmed Moussa, described this remarkable new discovery:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6JAL2PLZSRJUDKJRP6A1835P3
    Media URN:
    VLVA6JAL2PLZSRJUDKJRP6A1835P3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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