Last Update 14:22
Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Egyptian archaeologists to announce new discovery near Minya

The 'major discovery' unearthed artefacts near the necropolis of birds and animals

Nevine El-Aref , Friday 12 May 2017
Views: 7674
Views: 7674

The minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany is set to announce on Saturday a major discovery at thevTuna Al-Gabal archaeological site in the Upper Egyptian city of Al-Minya.

An official in the ministry who asked to be kept anonymous told Ahram Online that the discovery was made by a mission from the Faculty of Archaeology at Cairo University near the necropolis of birds an animals.

The discovery is the first of its kind since 1950 when Egyptologist Sami Gabra discovered a burial site of ibis and baboons. The official said the new discovery was made inside an eight-metre deep burial shaft in the desert. A cache of mummies was found as well as other artefacts.

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.