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The Swedish excavation mission from Lund University at Gebel
el Silsila in Upper Egypt led by Dr. Maria Nilsson and John
Ward, discovered 12 rock cut tombs from the reign of the New
Kingdom kings Thutmose III and Amenhotep II.
He continued that they also uncovered three crypts cut into
the rock, two niches possibly used for offering, one tomb
containing multiple animal burials, and three individual
infant burials, along with other associated material.
Afifi describes such discovery as "important" because it
continues to change the perception of history in the ancient
quarried landscape of Al-Silsila
Nasr Salama, General Director of Aswan Antiquities said that
the individual tombs excavated this season reveal multiple
burials within the same chamber or crypt, possibly complete
families, and individuals of varying ages and sex. In addition,
the newly discovered child burials present another aspect to
the cemetery, clearly indicating family life at Silsila.
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