Two Roman tombs have been uncovered during excavation work at Beer El-Shaghala site in Mut village in Dakhla Oasis.
The walls of the two uncompleted tombs are painted in bright colours with religious scenes.
Mostafa Waziri, the secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, explains that the first tomb has a 20-step staircase covered with plaster, which leads to a native made of limestone.
The main hall of the tomb is made of mud brick with a vaulted ceiling that is partly destroyed. Its northern wall has two burial chambers containing a collection of human skulls and skeletons as well as clay lamps and pots.
one of the tombs
Aymen Ashmawi, the head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Department, said that the second tomb has a funerary corridor that leads to a vaulted chamber on its northern wall, which holds a niche engraved with a painted scene depicting the mummification process.
Ashmawy added that 10 other tombs were recently uncovered in the area. They have a very distinguished architectural style, with pyramid shaped roofs and each tomb consisting of two or three levels.