Pharaonic tomb going back over 2,000 years found at Tuna el-Gebel site
Egyptian archeologists have revealed a Pharaonic tomb containing 50 mummies going back to the Ptolemaic time (323-30BC), in Minya, south of Cairo, the service of ancient pieces said.
The mummies, 12 of which were of kids, were found inside four, nine-meter-profound internment chambers in the Tuna el-Gebel archeological site.
The personalities of the mummies were as yet obscure, said Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.
“We have not discovered names written in hieroglyphics,” he said. He included it was evident from the embalmment technique that the people whose remaining parts were found had to some degree held vital or esteemed positions.
Guests, including diplomats from a few nations, assembled at the disclosure site where 40 of the mummies were shown amid the declaration service. A portion of the mummies was discovered enclosed by material while others were set in stone caskets or wooden stone caskets.
The archeological finding was the first of 2019 and was uncovered through a joint mission with the Research Center for Archeological Studies of Minya University.