In Pics: New tomb discovered in Aga Khan Cemetery in West Aswan

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Tue, 23 Apr 2019 - 01:30 GMT

FILE - The discovered cemetery

FILE - The discovered cemetery

CAIRO - 23 April 2019: The Egyptian-Italian archaeological mission operating in the Aga Khan cemetery in western Aswan found an ancient tomb carved in a rock dating back to the Greco-Roman era.
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Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mustafa Waziri stated that a wooden coffin containing hieroglyphic text was found inside the tomb, through which the mission was able to identify the name of the ancient graveyard.
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Head of the Egyptian Antiquities Department Ayman Ashmawy pointed out that the cemetery consists of a ladder that leads to a side chamber where a rock-cut coffin, a front stone consisting of a group of mummies in a poor state and three nests were found.
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For her part, Head of the mission Patricia Piacentini said that many important archaeological artifacts dating back to the Greco-Roman era were also discovered, including a large collection of cartons.
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Piacentini added that the archaeological mission has also completed a map of the site including 226 ancient cemeteries in the area.






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