New Kingdom tombs found on Nile river island

Published on March 12th, 2014 | by Admin

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Four rock-cut tombs dating back to the New Kingdom period in Egypt have been found on Elephantine Island in the Nile.

East Aswan inhabitants have accidentally stumbled upon what is believed to be a set of rock-hewn tombs on Elephantine Island, which displays a wide range of monuments from the prehistoric period to the Greco-Roman era.

Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim told Ahram Online on Monday that early studies on the tombs’ wall paintings reveal that they are dated to the New Kingdom era, which makes a very important discovery that may change the history of Elephantine Island.

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Story: Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online | Photo: Nevine El-Aref

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