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Unique priestly burials uncovered in Egypt

Archaeologists have discovered intact burials from the New Kingdom and Late Period on the territory of the Tuna el-Gebel necropolis in Middle Egypt. They were found in the El Ghureif area, reports Ahram Online publication.

Also about the finds told in a press release from the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

Experts found painted anthropomorphic sarcophagi with preserved mummies, thousands of ushabti figurines, amulets and other burial goods, as well as a papyrus about 15 meters long with the text “Book of the Dead.”

It is emphasized that scientists discovered graves carved into the rock, many of which remained intact and contained mummies and funerary utensils.

The burials of the Late Period also turned out to be rich in burial utensils. In particular, figurines of the syncretic deity Ptah-Sokar-Osiris, two wooden boxes with canopic jars and many ushabti were discovered in the grave of the woman Tadi-Iset, the daughter of the priest Thoth named Irethor.

Cosmos Magazine previously reported that Czech archaeologists have rediscovered the lost tomb of the ancient Egyptian high-ranking official Ptahsheps, who lived in the late 25th and early 24th centuries BC. Employees of the Czech Institute of Egyptology found the tomb in the area between the pyramids of Abusir and Saqqara.

Source: Rambler

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