The archaeological team said the important finds were two mummies that preserved the remains of scrolls and parts of the cartonnage layer.
The Egyptian-Dominican mission of the Santo Domingo University, headed by Kathleen Martinez and operating at the Tabosiris Magna Temple in western Alexandria, has uncovered sixteen stone-carved burials. The mission has discovered numerous mummies in a developing country of preservation, but that highlight the traits of mummification in Greco-Roman antiquity. Amulets of gold foil in the shape of tongues have been located in the mummies’ mouths as a part of a special ritual to ensure the uselessness to speak in a different world. Martinez stated the most important reveals had been mummies that preserved the remains of scrolls and elements of the cartonnage layer.
The first has remnants of gilding that depict Osiris, the god of the other world, while the other wears the Atef crown, adorned with horns and a cobra on the forehead. On the chest is a huge necklace bearing a falcon head, symbol of the deity Horus. Khaled Abu Al-Hamd, director-general of Alexandria Antiquities, stated that in this season, the mission has to stumble upon numerous archaeological reveals, the most crucial of that’s a funeral mask for a woman, eight golden flakes, and eight marble masks dating back to classical antiquity. The objects found by the venture in the last ten years have changed the Temple of Tabosiris Magna’s famous belief, in which coins bearing the name and photograph of Queen Cleopatra VII have been observed. The foundation panels of the temple suggested King Ptolemy IV constructed it.