Gold-tongued Mummy is found at a 2,000-year-old burial site in Egypt.
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 2000-year-old mummy bearing a tongue made of gold along with 15 other burials in rock-cut tombs at an ancient Egyptian site called Taposiris Magna.
The team led by Dr. Kathleen Martinez surmise that the person’s tongue may have been removed during embalming while replacing it with a golden tongue so that the deceased could talk to Osiris – The god of the dead – in their afterlife.
Osiris is said to rule over the underworld and would judge the spirits of those who had died. According to beliefs, the individual with the gold tongue would have the ability to speak to Osiris upon arriving in the afterlife.