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Antiquities Minister announces details on Touna al-Jabal tomb discovery

Saturday 13/May/2017 - 12:19 PM
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Minister of Antiquities، Khaled El-Enany announces in a press conference on Thursday the details of a new archeological discovery made by Cairo University’s Egyptian Antiquities delegation in Tuna Al-Jabal، in Minya.

A number of foreign ambassadors and archaeologists at Cairo University will attend the conference.

The minister unveils the details of the unique archeological discovery and efforts exerted by the archaeological delegation in cooperation with Supreme Council Of Antiquities in 
discovering one of the most important tombs dating back to Greco-Roman era and its contents.

The tomb was found with 5 stone coffins and a number of mummies، in addition to a number of broken wooden coffins as well.

In ancient time، the tomb was demolished by thieves، leaving 12 mummies in good condition out of 40 mummies، which are in bad condition، due to the raid.

Director General of Southern Minya، Ali al-Bakri، announced the discovery of two Papyruses inside the tomb that have yet to be translated، discussing religious and social situation.

The tomb importance is due to the fact that for the first time، a catacombs human-made structure was discovered، which was widely spread in the Greco-Roman era .

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