حفلة 2024

Egypt discovers 20 tombs dating back to late era in Damietta city

An affiliated Egyptian archeological mission of the Supreme Council of Antiquities has discovered 20 tombs in Egypt dating back to late time, Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced on Tuesday.

The tombs were unearthed at the site of Tel El-Deir in the northern city of Damietta, said Secretary General of the Council Moustafa Waziri, adding that this would rewrite the city’s history.

The 20 tombs were divided into limestone structures, usually reserved for the wealthy, and simple ditches used for burying people of low birth, according to the statement.

“Mud-brick tombs may belong to the Saite-Persian period, especially the 26th Dynasty, according to the artistic features and crockery have discovered inside,” Head of the Egyptian Antiquities sector of the Council, Ayman Ashmawy said.

The Egyptian mission previously discovered funerary amulets of different sizes and pots for preserving the guts of the dead during the process of mummification, the statement added.

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