New pharaonic necropolis discovered in Aswan

Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry releases information that two rock-carved cemeteries dated to the Late Period of ancient Egypt have been found close to the Mausoleum of Aga Khan, Aswan, South Egypt.

Pharaonic cemetery from Aswan (by Egypt Independent)
Pharaonic cemetery from Aswan (by Egypt Independent)

Both cemeteries are said to be poorly preserved, bearing no inscriptions on the walls. However, the researchers of Ministry’s school for excavations, using modern equipment for archaeological excavation and documentation, were able to discover remains of tombs and mummies within them, along with stairs leading to a small, square burial chamber at one of the sites.

Artefacts from Aswan (by Egypt Independent)
Artefacts from Aswan (by Egypt Independent)

(after Egypt Independent)

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