In pictures: Archaeologists in Egypt discovered an ancient mummification workshop in the famed Saqqara necropolis

Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities announced on July 14 the excavation of a mummification workshop discovered along with a communal burial place consisting of several burial chambers. The excavation is carried out by a Egyptian-German mission at the Saqqara necropolis complex south of the King Unas Pyramid.
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Broken gilded mummy mask on display in front of the step pyramid of Saqqara, south of the Egyptian capital Cairo.
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Statuettes on display in front of the step pyramid of Saqqara, south of the Egyptian capital Cairo.
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Pharaonic artifacts on display in front of the step pyramid of Saqqara, south of the Egyptian capital Cairo.
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Statuettes on display in front of the step pyramid of Saqqara, south of the Egyptian capital Cairo.
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Pharaonic artifacts on display in front of the step pyramid of Saqqara, south of the Egyptian capital Cairo.
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A gilded silver mummy mask found on the face of the mummy of the second priest of Mut on display in front of the step pyramid of Saqqara, south of the Egyptian capital Cairo.
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Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, Khaled el-Anani, speaks to the press in front of the step pyramid of Saqqara, south of the Egyptian capital Cairo.
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View of the Djoser, or Zoser, step pyramid in the Saqqara necropolis, about 35 kms south of the Egyptian capital Cairo.
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Remains of mummies inside a burial chamber, in the Saqqara necropolis, south of the Egyptian capital Cairo.
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Sarcophagus inside a burial chamber, in the Saqqara necropolis, south of the Egyptian capital Cairo.