Egyptians Find 4,000-Year-Old Mummy
Archeologists discovered the mummified remains of a doctor they believe lived more than 4,000 years ago and who was buried along with metal surgical tools.
Egypt's official Middle East News Agency quoted Zap Haws, chief of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, as saying Tuesday that archaeologists discovered the mummy in Saqqara, 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of Cairo as they were cleaning a nearby archaeological site.
Hawass said the doctor, named Qar, lived under the sixth dynasty from
about B.C. 2350 to B.C. 2180 and that the upper part of the tomb was
discovered in 2000 while the sarcophagus was found during more recent
comments powered by Disqus
- Five Things You Need to Know to be a Better Digital Preservationist
- Book on Losing British Generals Wins American History Prize
- Stanford scholar explores civil rights revolution's positive impact on the South's economy
- Harvard Historian Nancy Koehn on Amazon's Tentacular Reach
- Q&A with historian and author Nick Turse