Archaeologists open ancient Egyptian tombs to find 50 mummies with brains removed


ANCIENT Egyptian tombs have been opened for the first time in over 2,500 years to reveal more than 50 mummies with their brains removed.

Archaeologists in Giza, 10 miles south from the famous pyramids, found the last of the 59 untouched painted coffins yesterday.

The Egyptian tombs were opened for the first time in over 2,500 years

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The Egyptian tombs were opened for the first time in over 2,500 yearsCredit: AFP or licensors

The excavating started two months ago when a 36 ft deep burial shaft was uncovered containing 13 bodies- who experts believe were high priests.

The team continued their dig to discover two more shafts, 32 and 39 ft deep, also filled with more coffins in good condition with their original colours.

The mummies, who had their brains removed with iron hooks through their nose, as well as their coffins will be displayed to the public at the Grand Egyptian Museum.

The ancient coffins are in good condition with their original colours

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The ancient coffins are in good condition with their original coloursCredit: AFP or licensors
Archaeologists found more than 50 mummies with their brains removed

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Archaeologists found more than 50 mummies with their brains removedCredit: AFP or licensors
Archaeologists uncovered a 36 ft deep burial shaft containing 13 bodies a couple of months ago

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Archaeologists uncovered a 36 ft deep burial shaft containing 13 bodies a couple of months agoCredit: AFP or licensors
The mummies would have had their brains removed with iron hooks through their nose

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The mummies would have had their brains removed with iron hooks through their noseCredit: AFP or licensors
The coffins will be displayed to the public at the Grand Egyptian Museum

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The coffins will be displayed to the public at the Grand Egyptian MuseumCredit: AFP or licensors
Ancient Egyptian burial shaft with 13 completely sealed coffins found after 2,500 years – and could be ‘cursed’

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