CAIRO – 21 September 2020: The Egyptian mission headed by secretary general of the supreme council of antiquities Mostafa Waziri announced the discovery of a burial shaft that houses a limestone sarcophagus and a number of Ushabti statues in Tuna el Gebel archaeological area in Minya.
Waziri explained that the newly discovered well was found at a depth of 5 meters, in which there is a sarcophagus made of limestone that has inscriptions depicting the four children of Horus, in good condition, next to it, a group of Ushabti statues.
Waziri further added that the initial inspection work indicated that this person was called Jahouti Umm Hoteb from the 26th family, and he held the position of supervisor of the Thrones and that he was the son of Guarda East, whose coffin was revealed by the mission in its first excavation season in 2018.
Tuna el Gebel area in Minya governorate is among the archaeological sites that contain plenty of ancient Egyptian treasures that are not yet revealed.
Tuna el-Gebel in the city of Mallawi was the necropolis of Khmun. It contains monuments from the Greek and Roman eras, as well as the Late Middle Ages.
The area hosts the Boundary Stelae of Akhenaton, catacombs of falcons, baboons and ibises, and the tombs of Petosiris and Isadora.
Tuna el-Gebel village is famous for having many archaeological tombs, which contributed greatly to the revival of archaeological and touristic life and helped drive Arab and foreign tourists to the region once again.
It is an archaeological village located in Al Minya Governorate. It has a population of more than 20,000 people.