Egypt unveils 18th dynasty tomb in Aswan

CAIRO- A Swedish archaeological mission has unearthed a tomb of the 18th dynasty in the southern city of Aswan, Egyptian Antiquities Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

“The tomb, dating back to the period between 1550-1292 B.C., had been found during digging works at the Temple of KomOmbo at five-meter depth,” said MostafaWaziri, Head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities.

The tomb is not decorated and composed of a burial room and two side rooms, he added, noting the tomb has been looted before.

He pointed out that the damage caused by the ground water has negatively impacted the pieces found inside the rooms.

Meanwhile, Abdel Monem Saeed, Head of Aswan Antiquities Authority, said despite the bad conditions of the tomb, it houses three sarcophagi of lime stone for a child and a baby.

The tomb also contained remains of skeletons of 50 persons, half adults and half kids, which proved a community was living in the area, Saeed added.

Over past years, Egypt has witnessed several big archaeological discoveries, including pharaonic tombs, statues, coffins, mummies, burial sites and funerary gardens.

Source: Ghana News Agency