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Egyptian mummy was a pregnant woman, not a male priest

Polish researchers examining an ancient Egyptian mummy that they expected to be a male priest were surprised when X-rays and computer tests revealed instead it was a mummy of a woman who had been seven months pregnant.

The researchers said on April 29 it's the world's first known case of such a well-preserved ancient mummy of a pregnant woman.

Works ongoing to restore mosque in ancient city of Beçin

A 600-year-old mosque in the ancient city of Beçin, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List, is being restored.

Professor Kadir Pektaş, chief of the excavation team, told the state-run Anadolu Agency that the restoration process has been continuing in the city, which is located in the western province of Muğla's Milas district and dates back to 2,000 B.C.

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