For me, archaeology is not a just a job. It combines everything that I could want - imagination, intellect, action, and adventure.

— Zahi Hawass

Ancient mummies revealed in Egypt - BBC
Date: 
February 11, 2009 (All day)

Egyptian archaeologists have found more than 20 mummies in a burial chamber dating back at least 2,600 years. In front of a BBC camera, the stone coffin, sealed by mortar was pried open. The mummy is still in perfect condition. Zahi Hawass explains that they will do a CT scan on the mummy, because it is most likely to contain amulets inside.

There were also mummies found in niches, carved in the walls: the mummy of a young child, and even a favourite pet: a dog. Archeologist believe what they found so far, is barely a thrid of what is still hidden.

Watch the video on the BBC World News website.