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« on: March 06, 2008, 02:05:30 am »

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


Discovery of a monumental tomb related to 1st transition period


Group of tombs were discovered in Ahnasia city the ancient capital of Egypt in Bani Sweif during the digging works of the Spanish delegation of the National Museum in Madrid.

General Manager of Antiques in Bani Sweif said that the tomb related to the 1st transition period, adding that the tomb identifies the period where Ahnasia city was the capital of Egypt. He noted that Ahnasia city was established during the 9th and 10th dynasties.

The delegation also discovered three stone doors dating back to the 1st transition period.

Dr. Farouq Hosni, Minister of Culture said that the Higher Council for Antiquities will implement a project for repairing el-Marzouq tombs in the New Valley as these tombs have very important significance.
http://www.sis.gov.eg/En/EgyptOnline/Culture/000001/0203000000000000000958.htm
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