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An Egyptian Archaeological Mission Discovers Five Roman Tombs in Dakhla Oasis

An Egyptian Archaeological Mission Discovers Five Roman Tombs in Dakhla Oasis

Photo Credit: The Ministry of Antiquities Official Facebook Page

An Egyptian archaeological mission uncovered five Roman tombs in the archaeological site named Bei’r Al-Shaghala in Dakhla oasis, announced by the Ministry of Antiquities.

Head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Sector Ayma Ashmawi explains the structure of the discovered tombs.

“The first one has an entrance that leads to a rectangular hall with two burial chambers; the second tomb has a domed ceiling and its entrance leads to a burial chamber, while the third one is a pyramid shaped tomb which the mission has yet succeeded to uncover its upper part. The fourth and fifth tombs are sharing one entrance and each tomb has a burial chamber with a domed ceiling,” according to Ashmawi.

Gamal Al-Semestawi, General Director of Antiquities of Middle Egypt said that a number of artifacts were found in the tombs.

Among the remains are a funerary mask bearing a human face and painted in yellow, a set of pottery vessels of different shapes and sizes, and tow ostraca, one of which contains hieroglyphic text while the second bears text written in Hieratic.

Photo Credit: The Ministry of Antiquities Official Facebook Page

Director General of the Dakhla Oasis and the head of the mission Magdi Ibrahim said the mission has discovered eight Roman tombs in a good conservation condition with a similar architectural design.

Al-Shaghala area is located to the west of Mout city almost 3 km away from Dakhla Oasis, one of the seven oases of Egypt’s Western Desert, in the middle of three other archaeological sites.

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