In March 1999, I took a team of archaeologists, architects, restorators, conservators and engineers and started the largest expedition ever done in Egypt. Dr. Zahi Hawas said.
- Mummies which are guilded, covered with a very thin layer of gold;
- Mummies covered with cartonage and scenes depicted, such as gods and goddesses. For example, Anubis of the embalment, Osiris, Isis, and the four children of Horus as well as the god Toth. All these gods are connected with the judgement;
- The third type are mummies inside anthropoid coffins (these are coffins made of pottery with human faces);
- The last style are mummies wrapped with linen.
We expect to find at least 10,000 mummies in this cemetery. We preserved mostly all the mummies in situ, but we did move only a few to a room in the Baharia inspectorate to show them to the public.
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Valley of the golden Mummies
by ( Dr. Zahi Hawas)