Egypt uncovers pharaonic tomb in Upper Egypt's Minya

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-22 04:39:25|Editor: huaxia

CAIRO, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced on Monday the discovery of a pharaonic tomb in Upper Egypt's Minya province.

The tomb was unearthed by an Egyptian mission working at the Tuna al-Gabal archaeological site in Minya, said Mostafa Waziri, head of the ministry's Supreme Council of Antiquities, in a statement.

A limestone coffin and a collection of ushabti statues made of faience were found inside the tomb, Waziri said, adding that all the pieces are in good condition.

Initial inspection indicated that the tomb belongs to a person called Jahouti Umm Hoteb from the 26th Dynasty which ruled Egypt between 664-525 B.C., he noted.

The official revealed that the person worked as the supervisor of the thrones, adding that he was the son of Hersa Est, whose coffin was uncovered by the same mission in 2018. Enditem