A Million Mummies unearthed in Egypt and One is a Red Hair Giant
A cemetery containing more than a million mummified human bodies has been unearthed in central Egypt, according to archaeologists. Scientists have already excavated more than 1,700 mummies, preserved by the hot dry desert in the Faiyum region of Egypt about 60 miles (96km) south of Cairo.
"We are fairly certain we have over a million burials within this cemetery. It's large, and it's dense," Project Director Kerry Muhlestein, an associate professor in the Department of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University, said in a paper he presented at the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities Scholars Colloquium.
Then there’s the giant. One male mummy measured over seven feet tall and had to be folded to fit in the burial shaft. "The male was so tall that he did not fit into the burial shaft that had been prepared for him, so they bent him in half and tossed him in."
Dr. Muhlestein thinks his size was caused by a medical condition.
With almost a million mummies yet to be uncovered, many more mysteries remain.