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The Largest Egyptian Cemetery Is Believed To Have Over 1 Million Preserved Mummies.

It's hard to believe but yes, the research has shown an Egyptian cemetery includes more than one million mummies. 'Fag el-Gamous'' (meaning: Way of the Buffalo) is an ancient cemetery in Faiyum and the largest cemetery ever found. It stretches over 300 acres in the middle Egypt. Archeologists of Brigham Young University (BYU) discovered the massive cemetery in 1980. After a year, they were asked to excavate the place. Hence, the excavation that started in the year 1881

Archaeologists now conduct an annual excavation. More than 1,700 bodies have been recovered till now. Most of the bodies were found in clusters in the 1,500-year-old desert necropolis. The diggers also discovered the accessories and other household items along with the mummies.

Archaeologists who unearthed the cemetery for the first time were shocked. They identified many unusual aspects about the mummification. Scientists believe that the mummies were buried between the 1st and 7th century AD, the time when the Roman and Byzantine Empire controlled Egypt. The mummified human bodies also include children. The actual reason behind the densely populated burial remains a mystery.

The Largest Egyptian Cemetery Is Believed To Have Over 1 Million Preserved Mummies.

The Largest Egyptian Cemetery Is Believed To Have Over 1 Million Preserved Mummies.

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Revelations from the burial ground.

Revelations from the burial ground.

Many bodies were discovered in clusters. Even toes and toenails were identified in the bodies.

Many bodies were discovered in clusters. Even toes and toenails were identified in the bodies.

Archaeologists say there are many mysteries about the largest burial site that remain unsolved. Researchers are still puzzled where these huge number of mummies came from.

The remains of an 18-months-old child discovered with a necklace and bracelets on each arm.

The remains of an 18-months-old child discovered with a necklace and bracelets on each arm.

Archaeologists identified the kid to be a girl.

A skeleton discovered from the dense burial ground.

A skeleton discovered from the dense burial ground.

No coffins were seen at the site. Scientists concluded that the bodies that were dug out did not belong to the royal families. All of them were poor people.

The excavation works continue this year as well.

The excavation works continue this year as well.

BYU alone conducts the task of excavation. The facts about the mummification revealed by the University also created the controversies. Some of the concerned authorities didn't believe the numbers claimed by the university.

For some of the mummies, researchers said - it was one beautiful burial.

For some of the mummies, researchers said - it was one beautiful burial.

One of the mummies was more than 7 feet long. Researchers say it's unusual, even for that period

One of the mummies was more than 7 feet long. Researchers say it's unusual, even for that period

Common people at that time rarely had that kind of nutrition. But still some mummies were unusual and bizarre.

BYU conducts annual excavations at the burial site.

BYU conducts annual excavations at the burial site.

Million mummy mystery shocks the archaeologists in the entire world.

Members of Department of Ancient Scripture from BYU during the excavation.

Members of Department of Ancient Scripture from BYU during the excavation.

Several kinds of researches are taking place to disclose the unknown facts about the ancient times.

The researchers team noticed the buried people were comparatively poor.

The researchers team noticed the buried people were comparatively poor.

Yet, they discovered some worthy items. Some of them were amazingly preserved that the diggers found them.

A pair of child booties, still intact

A pair of child booties, still intact

Professor of BYU Kerry Muhlestein seems excited to discover the rest of the mysteries. Kerry exhibits the findings every time his team dig out the burial site.

Pieces of cloth are also taken out from the cemetery.

Pieces of cloth are also taken out from the cemetery.

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