Egypt, a country of old monuments that sit along with the fertile Nile River Valley and also source of the mysterious age-old pyramids, mummified pharaohs and ancient culture.
Although, a new discovery that lead to an survey of its history. The researchers predicted that the process of mummification may have been carried out in ancient Egypt over 1,000 years earlier than it was previously thought.
As to a documentary series that followed archaeologists during the unearthing season in Egypt, the evidences suggests that the process of mummification may have pre-dated the estimates.
The documentary series features the inspection and analysis of the tomb at Saqqara, that is owned by Khuwy, a relative of the royal family.
The remains of the royalties were discovered in the year, 2019 and is believed to be older than the primitive estimation and may even be one of the oldest mummies thas has ever been discovered.
The remains are dated to be from the Old Kingdom and the procedure shows their advancement in preserving, going as far back as 4,000 years.
The head of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, Professor Salima Ikram told The Observer, “If this is indeed an Old Kingdom mummy, all books about mummification and the history of the Old Kingdom will need to be revised."
Salima Ikram added that the development will change the understanding of the growth of the mummification process.
The archeologists had recently succeeded in processing mummy samples, and evaluated to be between 2,023 and 2,797 years old.
Researchers used whole-genome sequencing data to evaluate each mummy's ancestry, pigmentation, and face morphology and found that their ancestry was more similar to the modern Mediterranean and Middle Eastern individuals.