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Egyptian archaeologists unveil 16 tombs

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Egypt's antiquities ministry on Thursday unveiled the tombs of ancient high priests and a sarcophagus dedicated to the sky god Horus at an archaeological site in Minya governorate.

The mission found 16 tombs containing 20 sarcophagi, some engraved with hieroglyphics, at the Al-Ghoreifa site, about 300 kilometres (186 miles) south of Cairo.

The shared tombs were dedicated to high priests of the god Djehuty and senior officials, from the Late Period around 3,000 years ago, the ministry said.

They were from the 15th nome, an ancient Egyptian territorial division ruled over by a provincial governor.

https://phys.org/news/2020-01-sarcophagus-dedicated-sky-god-latest.html

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7950257/Sixteen-ancient-tombs-mummified-remains-unearthed-Egypt.html

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DreadLordAvatar

Very cool discovery.  Unfortunately, bribery and corruption run deep in this country and one can only question how authentic and truthful the Antiquities ministry reports really are.

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MissJatti

Looks like similar to the Terracotta Warriors In China, they dug up, in the first picture. But instead of statues they are sarcophaguses  

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mdbuilder

They're unsure how many mummies there are but they know precisely how much gold, amulets and jewels there are...

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SpaceBumZaphod

Cool discovery.

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