What are the most important Egyptian archaeological discoveries made by the Swedish archaeological mission?

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Sun, 30 Aug 2020 - 03:15 GMT

Some of the findings of the Egyptian-Swedish joint archaeological mission working near Aswan from 2015 - 2019 - Photo via Egypt's Min. of Tourism & Antiquities

Some of the findings of the Egyptian-Swedish joint archaeological mission working near Aswan from 2015 - 2019 - Photo via Egypt's Min. of Tourism & Antiquities

CAIRO – 30 August 2020: In 2015, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities announced the discovery of the foundations and remains of a temple in the quarries of Jabal al-Silsila, which lies about 65 kilometers north of Aswan.

 

This was part of the excavation work carried out by the Swedish delegation of Lund University headed by Maria Nelson and John Ward.

 

In 2017, the Swedish mission headed by Maria Nelson uncoveres 12 tombs from the 18th Dynasty, specifically from the reigns of King Thutmose III and Amenhotep II.

 

Skeletal remains, parts of stone and pottery sarcophagi, amulets, scarabs, and animal remains were found inside these tombs, as some of these cemeteries were used as burials for animals.

 

The mission also discovered four burials of children dating back to the 18th Dynasty.

 

In 2018, a tomb dating back to the 18th Dynasty was also uncovered during excavation. The cemetery was located at a depth of 5 meters under-ground. It is undecorated, and consists of a burial chamber and two side rooms. It had previously been subject to theft attempts, which filled it with sand and silt.

 

Furthermore, on February 26, 2019, the joint mission of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and Swedish University of Lund in the mountain range of Aswan discovered a workshop for the manufacture of architectural elements dating back to the Modern State.

 

On March 26, 2019, the joint mission of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and the Swedish University of Lund in the Jabal al-Silsilah area in Aswan discovered the main port that was used to transport stones.

 

 

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