CAIRO – 20 September 2018: An Egyptian archaeological mission working at the Aga Khan site in Aswan’s west bank since 2014 has discovered 20 tombs from the Graco-Roman period, late ancient Egypt and early Christianity.
Director of Aswan and Nubian Antiquities, Abdel-Moneim Saeed, said that the uncovered tombs vary in their architectural styles, inscriptions and drawings on sarcophaguses, statues and mummies.
Saeed referred that a committee was formed to examine the condition of the artifacts to be exhibited in different museums.
The most recent discoveries, found by the mission during excavation works carried out near the Aga Khan mausoleum on Aswan’s west bank, was a tomb dating back to the late period of ancient Egypt. The tomb contained a sculpted sandstone sarcophagus with a well-preserved mummy wrapped in linen among other things, the Egyptian archaeological mission announced on Tuesday, September 18.