3,600-year-old mummy discovered in ancient Egyptian city Luxor

London, February 14: Spanish archeologists have discovered a 3,600-year-old mummy in the ancient city of Luxor, Egypt.

Egypt’s Antiquities Minister, Mohammed Ibrahim, said that the mummy preserved wooden sarcophagus dates back to 1600 BC and it appears to belong to a high official, as it is engraved with hieroglyphs and decorated with inscriptions of bird feathers, the Independent reported.

He said that the exact identity of the well-preserved mummy, which was discovered by a Spanish mission in collaboration with the Egyptian antiquities ministry, will now be studied.

Antiquities department head Ali Al-Asfar said the two-meter sarcophagus still bears original coloring and writings. (ANI)