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A salt-dried 3,400-year-old mummy, one of the 528 mummies recently discovered at a medicine school, is displayed in Cairo. The discovery was a sheer accident. The bodies and other pieces of ancient human remains are thought to have been stored by Egyptologists and anatomists in abandoned rooms of the old school earlier this century. Among the highlights of the find were a foot and parts of the spinal column that were originally found in the coffin of King Zoser, who built the Step Pyramid at Saqqara about 2650 B.C., possibly the oldest pyramid.