Archaeologists discovered a tomb presumably dating to the late pharaonic period and early Ptolemaic era, near Tuna Al-Gabal archaeological site in Minya Governorate, south of Cairo on Saturday.
«It is a new human cemetery. We found at least forty sarcophagi. We found many pottery, jewellery, canonic jars, more than one ushabti statue,» said Dr. Kaled El-Enany, Minister of Antiquities.
«What we... Еще found until now: eight shafts, eight tombs, coffins and at least forty stone coffins made out of limestone. And I believe that this is going to be a very promising area,» added Dr. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.
However, according to antiquities inspector Mohamed Ragab, thieves managed to reach the tomb ahead of the archaeologist mission and steal a significant chunk of mummies and artefacts.