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Unique two-level tomb with about 20 mummies discovered in Egypt

In Western Aswan, archaeologists have found dozens of mummies and artifacts from the Greco-Roman period.

Unique two-level tomb with about 20 mummies discovered in Egypt
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According to the website of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, an Egyptian-Italian archaeological team conducting excavations in the vicinity of the Aga Khan Tomb in West Aswan, led by Dr Patricia Biasentini, professor of Egyptology at the University of Milan, has discovered a tomb dating back to the Greco-Roman period.

The first part of the tomb is a rectangular building made of sandstone and mud bricks, the second part is carved into the rock, the entrance leads to a courtyard, where in four burial chambers were found about 20 mummies, most of them well preserved. According to preliminary data, several families were buried in the tomb.

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Scientists have also found many artifacts relating to the Greco-Roman era. These include stone slabs with hieroglyphic texts, altars for offerings, a copper necklace, wooden figurines and other relics.

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