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Family tombs from late and Greco-Roman eras unearthed in Aswan


Tue 25 Jun 2024 | 09:47 AM
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The joint Egyptian-Italian archaeological mission working in the vicinity of the Aga Khan’s Mausoleum, west of Aswan, succeeded in discovering a number of family tombs dating back to the late and Greco-Roman eras.

Dr. Mohamad Ismail Khaled, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities stressed the importance of this discovery as it adds a new history to the Aga Khan region.

For his part, Dr. Ayman Ashmawi, head of the Egyptian Archaeological Sector at the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said that the number of tombs discovered in this area is 33 tombs, all of them from the Late Period and the Greek and Roman eras.

Meanwhile, Dr. Patrizia Piacenti, professor of Egyptian archeology at the University of Milan and director of the Italian side in the mission revealed that the mission will continue its work at the site, in an attempt to uncover more about this important archaeological site.