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Berichtdoor Philip Arrhidaeus » Do Aug 24, 2017 3:11 pm

15/08/17
Three Ptolemaic tombs uncovered in Egypt's Minya, contents suggest a 'large cemetery'

http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/275381.aspx
Three rock-hewn tombs from the Ptolemaic era have been discovered during excavation work in the El-Kamin El-Sahrawi area of Minya governorate, the Ministry of Antiquities announced on Tuesday.
The discovery was made by an Egyptian archaeological mission from the Ministry of Antiquities working in the lesser-known area to the south-east of the town of Samalout.
The tombs contain a number of sarcophagi of different shapes and sizes, as well as a collection of clay fragments, according to ministry officials.
Ayman Ashmawy, head of the ministry's Ancient Egyptian Sector, said that studies carried out on the clay fragments suggest the tombs are from the 27th Dynasty and the Graeco-Roman era.
"This fact suggests that the area was a large cemetery over a long period of time," said Ashmawy
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During previous excavation work, the mission uncovered about 20 tombs built in the catacomb architectural style, which was widespread during the 27th Dynasty and the Graeco-Roman era.
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