Swedish mission discovers 18th Dynasty tomb in Upper Egypt's Aswan

Nevine El-Aref, Thursday 13 Dec 2018


A Swedish archeological mission has discovered an ancient tomb dating back to the 18th Dynasty in Upper Egypt's Aswan governorate, a Ministry of Antiquities statement said on Thursday.

The mission, operating in Gabal Al-Selsela area in Kom Ombo, Aswan, announced that the tomb was located five metres underground and consists of a burial chamber and two sided rooms without any decoration.


Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri said that ground water had damaged the interior of the rooms and some of the artifacts.

Despite the poor state of conservation of the tomb, the mission found three limestone sarcophagi, scarabs, amulets and remains of 50 skeletons - half belonging to children.

“This reveals that the area was a residential area, “ Waziri said.
More excavations will be carried out for more details


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