Ancient necropolis discovered in southern Egypt

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In the Southern Egyptian town of Minya is an ancient necropolis was discovered, announced the Egyptian ministry of Antiquities on Saturday. The cemetery has a golden mask, 40 sarcophagi, a thousand images, jewelry and other artifacts.

‘It is only the beginning of a new discovery, and I think we have at least five years of work will have on the cemetery’, said minister of Antiquities, Khaled al-Enany to the reporters on the place of the discovery.

The opgravingswerken started in 2017, and include teams from Munich, Hildesheim, and Egypt, and worked in the area. “The discovery is important because they have different aspects of the life of the ancient Egyptians exposes,” said al-Enany.

Egypt has in recent months been a number of discoveries announced, including several tombs in the southern city of Luxor.

The country is trying its tourism back to moving, which is traditionally a significant source of income. The tourism sector was hit hard by the turmoil that followed the uprising against former dictator Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

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