Artifacts And Mummies Are Discovered In An Ancient Egyptian Tomb
Editorials News | May-01-2019
Valuable objects and mummies that date back to two millennia were discovered in southern Egypt, authorities confirmed on April 23.
The Ministry of Antiquities-Arab Republic of Egypt confirmed that an ancient stone carved tomb from the Greco-Roman period in Aswan, 539 miles south of Cairo, had been found, according to The Associated Press.
The Greco-Roman period (332 BC-395 AD) saw the rise of the Macedonian King, Alexander the Great, in ancient Greece who conquered the Persians of present-day Iran who ruled Egypt at that time, and founded Alexandria, which is currently the second most big city in Egypt.
An Italian archeology mission led by Professor Patrizia Piacentini of the University of Milan made the discovery near the iconic mausoleum of Aga Khan III, Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah, who lobbied for religious rights in India and was buried near the site of his old winter villa two. Years after his death in 1957.
The tomb contained some 30 mummies, including small children who, according to Piacentini, were "overlapping" and could include mothers and their children.
There were also funerary masks painted in gold, figurines, amphora-shaped jars, vases of ritual offerings, vessels that still contained food, coffin fragments, a lamp and white cartons, which are pieces of linen or papyrus with glued textile fibers.
An intact stretcher leaning against the north wall of the tomb was also discovered, made of palm wood and joined with linen strips. It was understood that the object was used to transport mummies to the grave.
At least 34 mummies found in hidden Egyptian tomb
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One of the coffins presented a complete text, detailing the name of the owner of the tomb, Tjt.
"A wooden coffin [painted] was found inside the tomb that contains all the hieroglyphic text, in which the mission was able to find out the name of the owner of the Tjt cemetery, as well as a text for the funeral rites (prayers) of the third region "From [Aga] Khan, and the gods of the first Nile waterfall [Anuket, Khnum and Satet]," Waziri said in the statement.
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