Necropolis ontdekt in Minya

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Necropolis ontdekt in Minya

Berichtdoor gaspard » Ma Feb 26, 2018 3:37 pm

In de nieuwsbrief van 25/2/2018 van Weekend-Knack verscheen een artikel met foto's over de ontdekking van een necropolis in de Zuid-Egyptische stad Minya.
URL : http://weekend.knack.be/lifestyle/reize ... 1128389694
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Re: Necropolis ontdekt in Minya

Berichtdoor Philip Arrhidaeus » Zo Mrt 18, 2018 12:53 pm

24/02/18
26th Dynasty cemetery uncovered in Egypt's Minya

http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/291590.aspx
In the middle of the desert, six kilometres south of Tuna Al-Gabal archaeological site, Egyptian and international media gathered to witness the announcement of a new discovery.
Five showcases displaying the artefacts uncovered from burial sites in the cemetery were guarded by inspectors. Minister of Antiquities Kaled El-Enany, who was on site, announced the discovery of a 26th Dynasty cemetery that consists of a large number of burial shafts.
The discovery was made out by an Egyptian mission led by Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), who started excavations at end of 2017.
“Excavation work is scheduled to last for five years in an attempt to uncover all the burials of the cemetery,” El-Enany told Ahram Online. He explained that the discovery is still fresh, and many more are to come as excavation continues.
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One the discovered tombs belongs to a high-priest of god Thoth, “Hersa-Essei”. [...]
The mummy of high-priest “Djehuty-Irdy-Es” was also found. [...]
The mission has also unearthed 40 limestone sarcophagi of different shapes and sizes, some of them with anthropoid lids decorated with the names and different titles of their owners.
Another family tomb was uncovered in the cemetery, Waziri said. It houses a collection of gigantic sarcophagi of different shapes and sizes, ushabti figurines bearing the names of their owners who were priests of the gods during their time.
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