Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Oh, Mummy!

Saqqara, Egypt [Flickr/]

Egypt's top archaeologist just discovered a completely preserved mummy inside a limestone sarcophagus sealed 2,600 years ago -- and he's not alone (the mummy, that is). The old guy was resting in what Dr. Zahi Hawass calls a "storeroom for mummies" with seven other -- as yet, unopened -- sarcophagi and 22 more preserved bodies from Egypt's last independent Kingdom. You can check out pics here.