2000-Year-Old Cemetery Unearthed in Tuna El-Gebel, Minya Governorate

Via Ministry of Antiques

Minister of Antiques, Khaled Anany, announced on Saturday that an Egyptian mission, lead by Mosatafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, just discovered a 2,000 years old cemetery in Minya Governorate.

The ministry’s official Facebook page announced that the 26th Dynasty Cemetery has around 40 coffins and 1000 statues along with pottery and jewelry items.

Via Ministry of Antiques

According to Ahram Online; Waziri stated that “During the last three months the mission has discovered a group of tombs and burials that belong to priests of the ancient Egyptian god Thoth, the main deity of the 15th nome and its capital Al-Ashmounein,”

“Four canopic jars made of alabaster with lids bearing the faces of the four sons of god Horus were also unearthed. They are in a very good conservation condition and still contain the mummified inner organs of the deceased. The Jars are decorated with hieroglyphic texts showing the name and different titles of its owner, High-Priest ‘Djehuty-Irdy-Es,’ which his mummy was also found,” according to a statement by the ministry.

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