Ancient tomb found in Egyptian northern province

A limestone sarcophagus and 180 figurines were found in a mud-brick tomb in Egypt’s northern Dakahliya governorate. (File photo: Reuters)

A limestone sarcophagus and 180 figurines were found in a mud-brick tomb in Egypt’s northern Dakahliya governorate, according to Egyptian daily al-Ahram.

The finding was discovered during excavation work at the Tel Tabla archeological site in northeastern Cairo.

The figurines are funerary statuettes which were commonly placed in tombs in ancient Egypt.

The well-preserved sarcophagus - measuring 177 cm tall and 70 cm wide - contained the body of a lady named ”Werty.”

The sarcophagus lid was engraved with the texts of ancient Egyptian prayers and featured Werty’s silhouette.

All the figurines were transferred to Tel Tabla‘s archeology lab for restoration.

 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:42 - GMT 06:42
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