An ancient tomb was unearthed beneath a house in Giza- Press photo An ancient tomb was unearthed beneath a house in Giza- Press photo

Ancient tomb unearthed near Pyramids of Giza

Mon, Feb. 4, 2019
CAIRO - 4 February 2019: An ancient tomb was unearthed beneath a house in Giza, near the more than 4,000-year-old pyramids, after an excavation was carried out by the house owner, according to a statement from the Tourism Police on Sunday.

The house owner was arrested as he excavated illegally. As per the law of antiquities, any excavations should be conducted after getting permission from the Supreme Council of Antiquities or from the Tourism Police Department; then, a committee should be formed by officials from the two bodies to check the presence of ancient artifacts.

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An ancient tomb was unearthed beneath a house in Giza- Press photo


However, several illegal excavations have been reported recently because the owners of the archeological sites are not compensated appropriately by the government.

Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anany announced on Saturday the discovery of two cemeteries that contain five wells, two of which were for burial in Tuna el-Gebel archaeological area in Minya governorate.

The uncovered cemeteries house 40 mummies, 10 of which were for children.

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In pics: Two cemeteries uncovered in Tuna el Gebel

CAIRO - 2 February 2019: Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anany announced Saturday the discovery of two cemeteries that contain five wells, two of them for burial in Tuna el Gebel archaeological area in Minya governorate. The uncovered cemeteries house 40 mummies, 10 of which were for children.






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An ancient tomb was unearthed beneath a house in Giza- Press photo

 
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