Ancient tomb in Upper Egypt discovered

Ancient tomb in Upper Egypt discovered

A team of archaeologists discovered a 4,000-year-old tomb from Upper Egypt, which contained a sarcophagus with inscriptions of ancient funeral texts, as well as various ritual objects, explained the Minister of Archeology of Egypt.

It is the first time in many years that a very well preserved tomb has been discovered", said Muhammad Ibrahim.

Upper Egypt Tomb

The tomb dates from the First Intermediate Period of Ancient Egypt (2181 - 2055 BC) and is an unusual find as very little archaeological evidence from this period has survived.

Ritual objects made of copper, alabaster, terracotta and other materials, have been found in the tomb located in the Deir al-Barsha archaeological site, in al-Minya province, 245 kilometers south of Cairo.

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