By Ali Abu Dashish and Ahmed Yasser
CAIRO, Jan. 24 (SEE)- Archaeological Mission of the Antiquities Supreme Council that working at Koum El-Khalajan site, which lies on the border between the provinces of El Sharqiya and Dakahlia, discovered a group of tombs dates back to 2th transition or the ”Hyksos” period and 20 burial periods dates back to the period of the 3th ”Naqada” period .
Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, clarified that the graves contain inside it animal fossils and a group of broken black pottery known as the pottery of the characteristic Jewish hill of the 2th Era, in addition to circular vessels and other small potsherds and pots of pottery.
In one of these tombs, the expedition found seven jars, six of which were made of lanterns with inscriptions and decorations of this period and the 7th is free, semi-precious stone.
Dr. Ayman Ashmawy, head of the Egyptian Antiquities Department, confirmed that 20 burial sites have been found all of them are in squatting condition, dates back to the pre-family period.
Most of them are in poor condition because of their destruction as result of subsequent human activity. Some of them were not head to the west and others to the east and some to the north. Some of the funnels were found on some funerary objects including a set of pottery vessels and some stone tools, such as; blades and cutlery.
The head of the archeological mission Sayyed Talhawi announced that the mission had completed the work on the site, which is one kilometer east of the ”El-Samara” hill, where the French mission had been operating for more than seven years, until the Ministry of Antiquities joined the mission to provide the necessary financial resources.