By: Ali Abu-Dashish
CAIRO, Jan. 15 (SEE)-The Egyptian archaeological mission from the Ministry of Antiquities at Ber El-Shaghala archaeological site in Mout village at Dakhla Oases uncovered two tombs dating to the Roman period decorated with painted scenes.
Dr. Mostafa Waziri General Secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities explains that the excavation works was carried out along the eastern side of the sit. The first tomb is built of sandstone and consists of a 20 steps staircase that leads to the entrance of the tomb, and its main hall extending from east to west
He pointed out that the hall was built of mud brick and its northern wall was found entrances of two burial chambers, on top of which were found two other chambers in side it a number of human skeletons, clay lamps and pottery vessels were unearthed .
Dr. Ayman Ashmawy Head of the ancient Egyotian Antiquities Sector said that the second tomb was located on the east side of the first tomb. It is made of the mud bricks and has very distinguished painted scene depicting the mummification previews of the deceased.
Dr. Ashmawy pointed out that archaeological excavations l began on the site since 2002 and continued for five archaeological seasons, where the mission succeeded to discover more than 10 incomplete sandstone tombs from the Greek era