Egypt, the land full of antiquities again gets new discoveries dating back 2000 years
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 17-Aug-2017

Cairo, August 17: Once upon a time Egypt was the center of one of the oldest civilization of mankind. The country itself is a museum of old archives. It never fails to make historians and archeologists to some new thread to old connection. Archaeologists have recently found three rock-cut tombs in northeast Egypt, each more than 2,000 years old. The tombs were found about 125 miles south of Egypt capital Cairo.

Head of Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Sector has suggested the area was a great cemetery along a long span of time. He explained that why it may belong to the 27th Dynasty and the Greco-Roman era. Excavators have unearthed a collection of sarcophagi of different shapes and sizes as well as clay fragments.

“The first tomb is composed of a perpendicular burial shaft engraved in the rock and leads to a burial chamber containing four sarcophagi with anthropoid lids. The second tomb consists of a perpendicular burial shaft and two burial chambers,” a statement from The Ministry of Antiquities says.

In a previous excavation in the same site, some 20 tombs built in the style of catacombs were unearthed. The architectural designs of those are different from the latest discoveries. Excavation of the third one is still underway.