Ancient Egyptian mummy found in Kiev Laura of the Caves

Natalya Mihailova | 06 May 2017
Moscow, May 5, Interfax - A mummy from Ancient Egypt has been discovered at the Kiev Laura of the Caves Monastery.
Ancient Egyptian mummy found in Kiev Laura of the Caves

The discovery was made during a revision of the reserve’s depository, the Ukrainian Culture Ministry said in a statement.

“Later it emerged that those were even several extremely interesting exhibits, which ended up in Kiev back in late 19th – early 20th century. It transpired that they were stored initially at the Church Archeological Museum, later they were at the Museum of Atheism which at the time was housed by Kiev Laura of the Caves,” the statement says.

The unique objects had remained at the depository for several decades and were discovered only recently.

Since you are here…

…we do have a small request. More and more people visit Orthodoxy and the World website. However, resources for editorial are scarce. In comparison to some mass media, we do not make paid subscription. It is our deepest belief that preaching Christ for money is wrong.

Having said that, Pravmir provides daily articles from an autonomous news service, weekly wall newspaper for churches, lectorium, photos, videos, hosting and servers. Editors and translators work together towards one goal: to make our four websites possible -,, and Therefore our request for help is understandable.

For example, 5 euros a month is it a lot or little? A cup of coffee? It is not that much for a family budget, but it is a significant amount for Pravmir.

If everyone reading Pravmir could donate 5 euros a month, they would contribute greatly to our ability to spread the word of Christ, Orthodoxy, life's purpose, family and society.