Where they made mummies

Just this week news broke of the discovery of an Egyptian mummification chamber with artifacts, including a very rare silver death mask.

Fascinatingly, Genesis portrays the patriarch, Jacob, as having undergone Egyptian mummification (Genesis 50:1-3).

Many news outlets have reported this find, but I will link to the site Science Alert (it has pictures!):

An entire previously unknown burial complex has been uncovered in the Egyptian desert necropolis of Saqqara. The finds centre on a mummification workshop, where priests prepared the bodies of the deceased for burial – a burial shaft in its middle tunnelled up to 30 metres (98 feet) underground.

Down this shaft, archaeologists found a number of burial chambers, with three wooden coffins, a limestone sarcophagus, and a mummy, as well as grave goods for the afterlife.

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