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Million-Mummy Cemetery Unearthed in Egypt

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Still Waters

She's literally one in a million.

The remains of a child, laid to rest more than 1,500 years ago when the Roman Empire controlled Egypt, was found in an ancient cemetery that contains more than 1 million mummies, according to a team of archaeologists from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

http://www.livescien...on-mummies.html

http://www.livescien...ery-photos.html

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pallidin

Wow. If the "million", which at this time is speculative, turns-out to be true, that is one astonishing occupied graveyard and likely was used for many, many decades if not 1 or 2 centuries.

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bubblykiss

Fag el-Gamous.....Fag el-Gamous.

Sorry, I just needed to say Fag el-Gamous.

My inner puberty is showing,IK. I am still working through my first cuppa coffee.

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pallidin

Lol

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Sundew

Part of the Million Mummy Protest March in ancient Luxor no doubt.

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qxcontinuum

how exactly Fag el-Gamous (Way of the Water Buffalo), translates Buffalo?

and 7 feet tall was an extremely unusual size for those times when 6 was maximum.

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JinxDeMynx

one in a million eh? I must've drunk to much eggnog.

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Merc14

Part of the Million Mummy Protest March in ancient Luxor no doubt.

Million Man March was the first ting I thought of too. Of course there was only about 100,000 in the million man march and my second though is this the same thing, another egregious miscount?

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Sundew

Million Man March was the first ting I thought of too. Of course there was only about 100,000 in the million man march and my second though is this the same thing, another egregious miscount?

Perhaps the same media is reporting this story as well. Actual number of mummies: 16. Lol.

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kmt_sesh

There is apparently a good deal of skepticism in the archaeological community about this story. As the linked article, below, indicates, there is even some suspicion that this might be a hoax.

http://full-timewhis...uzzled-536.html

Good find, bison. And to think I was starting to fall for it. I thought it was too good to be true.

It's also a dangerous game for Muhlestein to be playing. More than one archaeologist has been booted out of Egypt for making independent, unverified reports. Of course that was in the days of Zahi Hawass, so perhaps the current Egyptian administration is more forgiving.

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stevemagegod

Forget disturbing Native American burial grounds if there is a Million Mummies here talk about disturbing Sacred Land.

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Still Waters

There is apparently a good deal of skepticism in the archaeological community about this story. As the linked article, below, indicates, there is even some suspicion that this might be a hoax.

http://full-timewhis...uzzled-536.html

It does seem to be false. I was just coming to post this -

Today (Thursday), the ministry of antiquaries denied the "discovery of a million mummies cemetery" and made an official statement describing the published news as "rumors" and decided to stop any cooperation with the mission after the press statement were published in the Daily Mail.

http://luxortimesmag...-stops-byu.html

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kmt_sesh

Good find, Still Waters.

Just goes to show, don't publish questionable and unsupported information without the knowledge of the Egyptian government. It will drop an institute's affiliations with Egypt like a hot potato.

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coolguy

What a cool find

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