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In Photos: Ancient tombs and prehistoric burials found in Nile Delta

Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said that 68 of these tombs date back to the Boto I and II eras, five from the Naqada III era, and 37 from the Second Intermediate Period era

Nevine El-Aref , Tuesday 27 Apr 2021
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A collection of 110 tombs from the Boto I and II, Naqada III, and the Second Intermediate Period eras have been uncovered in Kom Al-Khelgan in the Daqahliya governorate in the Nile Delta.

Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told Ahram Online that 68 of these tombs date back to the Boto I and II eras, five from the Naqada III era, and 37 from the Second Intermediate Period era.

Most of the tombs from the Boto eras are rounded and oval shaped burials containing skulls and skeletons of the deceased laying bending on their left side. Other burials included newly born children buried inside clay pots.

Meanwhile, 31 tombs from the Second Intermediate Period era are rectangular shaped with a depth ranging between 20 to 85 cm deep, and the rest are for young children buried in clay sarcophagi.

A funerary collection of clay pots — rounded and oval pots with holders — as well as stelae amulets and scarabs carved in faience and decorated with well-known motifs of the era, have also been unearthed, along with stone instruments and knives made of flint. Further excavations will continue at the site 

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