Tuesday, February 01, 2005

11 tombs excavated at Ahansia

Copied from the Egytian State Information Service website: "The Spanish archaeological mission under the National Antiquities Museum in Madrid has unearthed about eleven tombs built with unburnt bricks inside a cemetery dating back to 2061- 2190 BC", Minister of Culture, Farouk Hosni said adding that the mission found fake gates, religious paintings and courban tables. For his part the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Zahi Hawas said that the mission has unearthed 12 chambers built with unburnt bricks with arch ceilings. The mission also found chains and necklaces made of precious stones with the shape of sea shells, added Hawas.

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