Harvest scene in the pronaos of the tomb of Petosiris, Tuna el-Gebel, Egypt – Creative Commons via Wikimedia Harvest scene in the pronaos of the tomb of Petosiris, Tuna el-Gebel, Egypt – Creative Commons via Wikimedia

Greco-Roman grave, intact mummies discovered in Minya

Fri, May. 12, 2017
CAIRO – 12 May 2017: A new archaeological discovery of a Greco-Roman mass grave in Tuna el-Gebel area in Upper Egypt’s Minya governorate will be announced Saturday by Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anani from the location.

The grave is carved in sedimentary strata and includes eight wells and over 15 mummies, 12 of which are almost intact, as well as a collection of papyrus.

Tuna el-Gebel in the city of Mallawi was the necropolis of Khmun. It contains monuments from the Greek and Roman eras, as well as the Late Middle Ages.

The area hosts the Boundary Stelae of Akhenaton, catacombs of falcons, baboons and ibises, and the tombs of Petosiris and Isadora.
 
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