In southern Egypt discovered ten ancient rock tombs
In the burial chambers of the tombs was found a stone sarcophagus with mummies and funeral collections belonging to the deceased.
MOSCOW, June 3. /TASS/. A group of Egyptian archaeologists during the excavations near the city of Aswan, has discovered ten stone tombs, previously unknown to science. According to scientists, they belong to the Late period of ancient Egyptian civilization (664-332 BC), told Egyptian newspaper Ahram Online.
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As told reporters the employee of the Ministry of antiquities of Egypt, the tombs are probably the new building of the Aswan necropolis on the West Bank of the Nile. Previously, there was discovered a number of tombs of epochs the Early, Middle, and New kingdoms. The finding, which the newspaper reports, apparently, belongs to the Late period of Ancient Egypt — from VII to IV century BC.
Ten rock-hewn tombs dating to the ancient Egypt’s Late Period have been discovered on Aswan”s west bank https://t.co/oruPlTjNUQ pic.twitter.com/Uei9VcQxcD
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The Ministry also noted that in the burial chambers of tombs have been discovered stone coffins with mummies and funeral collections belonging to the deceased. Excavations will be continued during the next season starting in September. At the same time it is planned to start restoration work and scientific description of found artifacts.