German archaeologist Martin Bommas made an amazing discovery during the filming of the film. The rising wind blew away the sand and exposed a mummy, which probably belonged to a wealthy man.
According to the International Business Times, a documentary entitled "The Opening of the Great Tomb of Egypt" was filmed in the ancient Egyptian city of Aswan, famous for its abundance of tombs.
Martin Bommas has been excavating here for 30 years. However, such a discovery was made by a German researcher for the first time. At the sight of the TV camera, the rising wind blew the sand from the surface, revealing the mummy underneath.
According to the researcher, the age of the find is about 2000 years, that is, it belongs to the Roman period of Ancient Egypt. The scientist drew attention to the high quality of the bandages and the skill of those who wrapped them around the body of the deceased. This indicates that the mummy may have belonged to a very wealthy person.
However, it was not intact and poorly preserved. So, the mummy has no legs, only the torso and part of the arm are relatively well preserved. She was lying on her stomach.
Preliminary research showed that the internal organs of the deceased were removed and buried separately according to Egyptian tradition. Some traces indicate that the mummy may have been burned in antiquity.
Bommas believes that it could have belonged to a Roman, since the influence of the Romans in Aswan was very great. The land of the pharaohs came under their control after the death of Cleopatra VII in 30 BC. This marked the end of the Ptolemaic dynasty that ruled Egypt since the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC.
Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire and remained in this capacity until the 7th century, after which it came under Arab control.