In 1996 the young Mahmud crossed with his donkey the plateau that extends to the outskirts of El Bawiti, in the oasis of Bahariya; when suddenly one of the legs of the animal sank in the sand of the desert, uncovering a treasure that had remained hidden more than 2,000 years.
The Valley of the Golden Mummies is an amazing journey that, in the form of a world first, transports us to the last great discovery made in Egypt. Told by the protagonists of this story, and as if it were an adventure book, Nacho Ares leads the reader in a relaxed and entertaining way through one of the most brilliant pages of Egyptology, the discovery, in the heart of the desert Libyan, the necropolis of human mummies largest of all antiquity. Along 6 square kilometers, a cemetery that can house 10,000 mummies in its underground. Up to now they have been able to recover more than two hundred bodies, many of them covered with gold masks, whose enigmatic faces throw us an infinity of questions. Who were those men and women who were buried so ostentatiously 2,000 years ago? What have they said about them the latest research carried out between 1999 and 2000? In Bahariya, as the author reflects, the techniques of modern medicine and the sophisticated studies of ancient DNA have the last word.
The book is completed with an extensive study that crumbles the innumerable whys that still fly over the unusual world of mummification of people and animals in ancient Egypt. Their methods, ceremonies, amulets and, of course, magic, find their explanation in these pages.