More From Digs & Discoveries

More From Digs & Discoveries

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Enjoy these additional images from some of our July/August 2022 Digs & Discoveries. Images 1 and 2 are from “Mummy Makers,” image 3 is from “Sailing in Sumer,” image 4 is from “Dignity of the Dead,” and image 5 is from “The Great Maize Migration.”

  • Canopic jars inscribed with the name of the deceased, Wahibre-mery-Neith, were discovered in a cache of embalming vessels at the ancient Egyptian necropolis of Abusir. (Author: Petr Košárek, © archives of the Czech Institute of Egyptology)
  • Among the embalming vessels found at the ancient Egyptian necropolis of Abusir is an inscribed cup that was used to store the viscera of the deceased. (Author: Petr Košárek, © archives of the Czech Institute of Egyptology)
  • Near ancient Uruk in Iraq, archaeologists carefully excavate remnants of bitumen that once covered a Sumerian boat. (German Archaeological Institute/Julia Nador)
  • Two fieldstone chullpas in the middle Chincha Valley of Peru (Photo: Michael Rosales)
  • Excavations at a rock shelter site in the Bladen Nature Reserve, Belize, where archaeologists have uncovered human remains dating as far back as 10,000 years (Keith M. Prufer)

Source: archaeology.org

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