Antiquities Minister Khaled Anani announced that three tombs dating back to the Pharaonic modern-state era of Egypt and four other ancient ones containing a group of artifacts including mummified cats "Bastet", were unearthed at Giza's Saqqara necropolis.
GIZA, Egypt - 10 November 2018: Antiquities Minister Khaled Anani announced that three tombs dating back to the Pharaonic modern-state era of Egypt and four other ancient ones containing a group of artifacts including mummified cats "Bastet", were unearthed at Giza's Saqqara necropolis.
The minister highlighted that this step marks the beginning of a great archaeological discovery in the area, noting that the artifacts will be displayed at Imhotep Museum of Saqqara starting from November 15.
The minister made the remarks in a press conference held at Saqqara area to announce details of the new archaeological discovery, in the presence of more than 30 foreign ambassadors and heads of foreign archaeological missions operating in Egypt.
Anani said that another two archaeological discoveries in two Egyptian governorates will be announced before the end of 2018.
Bastet was a goddess of the ancient Egyptian religion.
On 27 September the Egyptian Archaeological Mission working in Al-Asasif region, west of Luxor, under the supervision of the Ministry of Antiquities, also discovered two ancient tombs containing two mummified corpses.
Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anani and Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri personally observed the mission's work.
It is worth noting that the Ministry of Antiquities aims to intensify work in West Luxor in order to discover more ancient Egyptian treasures, and to supervise the restoration and maintenance works carried out in Luxor within the government's framework to turn Luxor and Aswan into modern touristic hubs, restoring their solid positions among the international touristic resorts.
Luxor is the most popular travel destination in Upper Egypt and the Nile Valley. The city is famous for being the dynastic and religious capital of the Middle Kingdom and the New Kingdom in Egypt.
Hence, Luxor offers tourists vast temples, ancient royal tombs, a spectacular desert, river scenery and a bustling modern life.
Addtional report with MENA