Wooden Coffin With Greco-Roman Mummy Wearing Mask Depicting Sky God Discovered In Egypt

Archaeologists from Egypt and Russia have discovered a wooden coffin with a mummy dating back to the Greco-Roman era.

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The mask was decorated with an anthropomorphic face and a scene depicting the sky god Khebr. The mummy was found wrapped in linen, wearing a blue and gold cartonnage mask. It is in good condition, but the coffin is in bad shape and there are no inscriptions.

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Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa al-Waziry has announced that the mask is adorned with an image of the sky deity Khebir. The chest depicts the goddess Isis, while beneath the feet there is a drawing of a white clog. The identity of the mummy is unknown.

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The discovery was made in the Deir al-Banat area in Qalmasha village of Fayoum Governorate. The Russian mission, which is affiliated with the Russian Institute for Oriental Studies, has been working in the area for approximately seven years.

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