The ancient Egyptians would have given the tongue to the mother to help her talk to the god Osiris
According to reports, a 2,000-year-old, gold-tongued mummy has been exposed during an excavation in northern Egypt.
The Daily Egyptian newspaper reported that the mummy was exposed in 16 badly preserved rock-cut tombs in the temple of Taposiris Magna, west of Alexandria, and is an example of burial practices.
The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said in a statement, the ancient Egyptians would have given the mummy a tongue of gold, which she gave him during a ritual to talk to Osiris, the god of the underworld.
The gold foil amulets were one of several important discoveries during the excavation.
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Teams of Dominican and Egyptian archaeologists also wrapped the two mummies in gilded cartonages, which are layered layers of papyrus or linen. Smithsonian Magazine.
One of the two mummies had a horn on its head and a crown adorned with the cobra’s forehead. It had a gold decoration in the shape of a necklace with a pendant of a falcon’s head in its chest, symbolizing the god Horus. The second mummy was decorated with decorations depicting Osiris.
Archaeologist Kathleen Martinez, head of the University of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, called those two mummies among the excavations’ most important names, the ministry said.
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The other important team has recently been revealed to include a funeral mask for a woman, eight flakes representing eight gold flakes, and eight marble masks dating back to the Greek and Roman eras.
“These masks show high craftsmanship in sculpture and portray the characteristics of its owners,” said Alexandria Antiquities Director-General, Khalid Abo El Hamad, according to the ministry.
Over the past 10 years, the team has also made other important discoveries at the temple site, such as coins bearing the image of Cleopatra, who ruled Egypt from 51 to 30 BCE, and the foundation panels of the temple that reveal it , Was built by King Tommy IV, who ruled from 221 to 204 BC Daily News informed of.
The city of Taposir Magna was founded by Ptolemy II between 280 and 270 BCE. His father, Ptolemy I, was a general for Alexander the Great.