CAIRO, April 23 (Xinhua) -- An Egyptian-Italian archeological mission unearthed a tomb engraved in a stone, in the southern province of Aswan, the country's ministry of antiquities said in a statement on Tuesday.
"The tomb dates back to the Roman-Greek era for a person called Tjt," Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), said.
He pointed out that a wooden sarcophagus that is inscribed by hieroglyphic text and burial rituals was found inside the tomb.
The tomb composes also of a ladder that leads to a side room where another stone sarcophagus was discovered, and another room where a group of mummies in bad conditions were found, Ayman Ashmawi, head of Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Sector, said.
The mission also found some gold funeral masks, head of the mission, Patrichia Piasantini said.
They also unearthed two statues for a decorated stork bird that resembles the soul of the dead people for the ancient Egyptians, she added.