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Archaeologists discover three ancient tombs in Egypt--2,000 years old

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posted on Aug, 15 2017 @ 01:43 PM

Some more tombs that are pretty old are found in southern Egypt. Stone coffins and clay fragments were in the tombs.

Archaeologists have discovered three tombs that date back around 2,000 years in southern Egypt.

They were found in burial grounds in the Al-Kamin al-Sahrawi area in Minya province, south of Cairo.

The tombs contained a collection of different sarcophagi, or stone coffins, as well as clay fragments.

One of the sarcophagi has a face sculpted onto it. The antiquities ministry says work is going to continue to reveal more secrets.

One of the tombs, which was reached through a shaft carved in rock, contained four sarcophagi that had been sculpted to depict a human face.

In another, excavators found six burial holes, including one for the burial of a small child.

In a statement, the antiquities ministry said that "works are under way in order to reveal more secrets".

This work follows previous excavation at the site, which began in 2015.

edit on 15-8-2017 by seasonal because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 15 2017 @ 03:25 PM
Just an observation..... dang sand gets in everything..... 2,000 years seems really recent in the scheme of things.

Looking online, information seems scant at this time.

edit on 15-8-2017 by Plotus because: looking

posted on Aug, 15 2017 @ 03:39 PM
that paper has Arabic writing on it, zoomed but it was blurry, would of helped if it was a higher resolution

sorry cant help but good find

posted on Aug, 15 2017 @ 03:46 PM
a reply to: Plotus

I thought the same thing.

The antiquities ministry is not known for being forth coming or open minded. So the info maybe slow to what and who is in the tombs.

Not exactly raiders of the lost ark, but pretty neat.

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