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.
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.
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.
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.
Piacentini added that the archaeological mission has also completed a map of the site including 226 ancient cemeteries in the area.