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Last Updated: Wednesday May 04 2005 10:58 GMT

In pictures: Most beautiful mummy

The ancient mummy was found buried in sand near the Saqqara pyramids in Egypt
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The ancient mummy was found buried in sand near the Saqqara pyramids in Egypt
Top archaeologist Zahi Hawass (pictured) said it's
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Top archaeologist Zahi Hawass (pictured) said it's "the most beautiful mummy ever found in Egypt".
The brightly-coloured decorations on the mummy show pictures of gods and goddesses
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The brightly-coloured decorations on the mummy show pictures of gods and goddesses
The mummy, which is believed to be around 2,300 years old, was discovered last week.
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The mummy, which is believed to be around 2,300 years old, was discovered last week.
It was buried in the cemetery of King Teti, which is full of false doors and burial chambers
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It was buried in the cemetery of King Teti, which is full of false doors and burial chambers
The mummy was buried in a plain wooden coffin in the bottom of a pit filled with sand
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The mummy was buried in a plain wooden coffin in the bottom of a pit filled with sand
The mummy will be scanned by experts to try to find out who it was and how the person lived
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The mummy will be scanned by experts to try to find out who it was and how the person lived
Once research is finished, the amazing mummy will go on display in a museum in Egypt
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Once research is finished, the amazing mummy will go on display in a museum in Egypt


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