Giovedì, 18 Ottobre 2018

Italian archaeologists unearth necropolis in Luxor


Cairo, January 10 - Italian archeologists discovered
a necropolis dating from 1075-664 BC in the tomb of Pharaoh
Amenhotep II in Luxor, Egyptian Minister for Antiquities Mohamed
Ibrahim said Thursday.
The mission led by archeologist Angelo Sesana found the
remains of wood coffins with red and black decorations and four
Canopic vases, which ancient Egyptians used to hold mummies'
entrails, representing the sons of the god Horus, the minister
The vases were on either side of a sarcophagus containing a
skeleton, probably a woman's, according to Sesana, who has been
digging in a 12-square-kilometer area in which he has so far
unearthed necropolises ranging from 1800-700 BC.
''It has been a year of magnificent discoveries,'' Sesana
told ANSA. ''Just five days ago we found the tomb of a child
from 1800 BC. There was a tiny terracotta sarcophagus,
surrounded by beautiful little bowls and plates.''

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