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Sunday 18 March 2018

Archaeologists discover ancient tombs in Egypt

The discovery dates from 3,000 years ago
The discovery dates from 3,000 years ago

Archaeologists have discovered three tombs in Egypt dating back more than 2,000 years, from the Ptolemaic Period.

The discovery was made in the Nile Valley province of Minya, south of Cairo, in an area known as al-Kamin al-Sahrawi.

Egypt's antiquities ministry said the unearthed sarcophagi and clay fragments suggest that the area was a large necropolis from sometime between the 27th Dynasty and the Greco-Roman period.

One of the tombs has a burial shaft carved in rock and leads to a chamber where anthropoid lids and four sarcophagi for two women and two men were found.

Another tomb contains two chambers. One of them has six burial holes, including one for a child.

Excavation work on the third tomb is still under way.

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