Photo: Ancient Flowers Found in Egypt Coffin



An archaeologist works on a newly discovered ancient coffin in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor, Egypt, on June 4, 2006.

Researchers who opened the last sarcophagus found at the site didn't find a mummy, but instead were greeted by desiccated flower garlands of a type "never seen before" in real life.

Photograph by Tara Todras-Whitehill/Reuters


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