Egyptians open coffin revealing 3,000-year-old mummified woman

Egyptians open coffin revealing 3,000-year-old mummified woman
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 A group of mummies stacked together at the Al-Assasif necropolis.
A group of mummies stacked together at the Al-Assasif necropolis.

 

An archaeologist works on another sarcophagus discovered inside the tomb.
An archaeologist works on another sarcophagus discovered inside the tomb.

 

Some of the ushabti funerary figurines.
Some of the ushabti funerary figurines.

 

The painted ceilings inside the tomb.
The painted ceilings inside the tomb.

 

Hieroglyphs carved on a black wooden sarcophagus inlaid with gilded sheets, dating back to between the seventh and fourth centuries BC.
Hieroglyphs carved on a black wooden sarcophagus inlaid with gilded sheets, dating back to between the seventh and fourth centuries BC.

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P. Natasha Covers Classical Archaeology news and has been with Histecho since 2017. She has a Master's degree in MA Archaeology from New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting program. A California native, she also holds a Bachelor of science in molecular biology and a Master of Science in biology from the University of California, San Diego.