Newly discovered Egyptian tomb yields 30 mummies

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CAIRO – Egyptian archaeologists say they have discovered 30 mummies inside a 4,600-year-old tomb, in the latest round of excavations at the vast necropolis of Saqqara 12 miles (20 kilometers) south of Cairo.

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John W. Morehead

At the risk of shameless, but related, self-promotion, I have a lengthy interview with anthropologist Jasmine Day on my site who touches on Egyptian mummies and how these sacred “objects” became symbols of pollution, filth, and rape in horror cinema:

http://www.theofantastique.com/2009/02/08/jasmine-day-interview-the-mummys-curse-mummymania-in-the-english-speaking-world/

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John — No need to apologize for what appears to be a great interview! I’ve bookmarked it for later…

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