Dendera Temple in Upper Egypt - creative commons via Wikimedia Commons
CAIRO – 1 March, 2017: An archaeological site was discovered in an historical area called Ma’lla Mountain in Nag’ Abu Said in Esna city, 55 km south of Luxor, Tuesday,
“It is not a discovery, we knew about it years ago, [but] it is just a known grave affiliated to the Ministry of Antiquities,” the general director of the Upper Egypt section of the authority of antiquities, Dr. Mohammed Abdel-Aziz, told Egypt Today. “We didn’t start working on it yet, but perhaps the security forces found something,” he added.
“Treasures we cannot protect we should leave underground to be protected, especially after 2011 and the security disorder,” he added.
Security forces in Luxor said they found a half-meter-wide hole in the mountain which led to four chambers containing skeletons and pottery in pieces back to the era of the Giza Pyramids builders, more than 4,000 years ago, according to the statement.